116 Members of Congress Sign Critical Letter

March 11th, 2011

16 members of Congress signed a congressional letter to President Obama, led by Representatives Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) and Anna Eshoo (CA-14), in support of the Administration’s efforts to maintain current levels of foreign aid to Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Read More...

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Response to Announcement of Knesset Debate on J Street

March 11th, 2011

The fact that the Knesset should be debating the acceptability of J Street's views at all does and should concern many who care about the state of Israel's democracy. We, however, will engage proudly in this committee meeting and take this as a welcome opportunity to introduce J Street in Israel, and to call Israeli public attention to the risk posed to relations with American Jews by the growing strength of extreme and anti-democratic forces in Israeli politics and their efforts to stifle debate. Read More...

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J Street Welcomes Daniel Shapiro's Nomination as Next U.S. Ambassador to Israel

March 10th, 2011

Daniel Shapiro's long-standing commitment to achieving a two-state resolution of the conflict and deep knowledge of the region is unmatched, and he will be an invaluable asset to American diplomacy in the Middle East. Read More...

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J Street & J Street U Dismayed by Counterproductive "Israel Apartheid Week"

March 10th, 2011

J Street U Director Daniel May released the following statement as "Israel Apartheid Week" takes place on college campuses around the United States and Canada. Read More...

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J Street Objects to Rep. King's Congressional Hearing on "Islamic Radicalization"

March 8th, 2011

J Street strongly objects to Congressman Peter King's provocative and anti-Muslim congressional hearing scheduled for Thursday. We urge America's political leaders to embrace our nation's core values of equality and freedom, and to reject attempts to stoke ethnic fear and division. Read More...

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With World's Eyes on the Middle East, 2000+ Gather for 2nd Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace Conference

February 23rd, 2011

With the world riveted on the Middle East, more than 2000 community activists, religious and lay leaders, experts in the field and students are converging in Washington this week for a record-breaking conference, charting the next steps forward for the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement. Read More...

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J Street Condemns Jordanian Minister Mjali’s Call to Release Murderer

February 17th, 2011

J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami issued the following statement after Jordan’s new Justice Minister Hussein Mjali called for the release of Ahmad Dakamseh. Read More...

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J Street's National Conference

February 14th, 2011

Over 2,300 people from across the country came together in Washington, DC from Saturday, February 26th to Tuesday, March 1st for J Street's second national conference -- the largest ever gathering of the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement. Read More...

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