J Street Condemns Attack on US Embassy

February 1st, 2013

We condemn today’s terrorist attack at the US Embassy in Ankara. Our hearts go out to those injured or killed in the attack and their loved ones. Read More...

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Kerry Confirmation a Promising Sign for Those Urging US Leadership on a Two-State Solution

January 29th, 2013

J Street welcomes the vote and is encouraged by the Secretary's statements during his confirmation hearing and elsewhere that Israeli-Palestinian peace is among the top items on his agenda. Reaching a two-state solution in the next few years is the only way to guarantee Israel’s survival as a secure, democratic homeland of the Jewish people.

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Window of Opportunity

January 25th, 2013

Never underestimate Israel’s ability to surprise. All the polls and pundits ahead of Tuesday’s elections predicted a striking shift to ultra-right wing and religious parties. Instead, the middle-class reasserted its strength, wrenching the political balance of power back slightly to the center. Read More...

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Israel moves to the center

January 23rd, 2013

Israeli voters have spoken – and they have clearly moved the country back toward the center politically. Read More...

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Smearer-in-Chief Turns Away J Street Bagels

January 15th, 2013

J Street activists delivered dozens of bagels and a check for $350 Tuesday to the Capital Area Food Bank as part of our “Smear a bagel, not Chuck Hagel” campaign. Read More...

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Word on the Street: Israeli Election Edition

January 10th, 2013

With fewer than two weeks before the Israeli election, it looks as though Benjamin Netanyahu will almost certainly continue as prime minister – but little else is clear. It seems as if right-wing forces opposed to a two-state solution will gain strength, but so will supporters of a peace deal with a Palestinian state. Above all, we don’t know if the next government will be the most right-wing coalition in Israel’s history or if Netanyahu will try to construct an alliance of the center-right. Read More...

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J Street Israeli Election Guide

January 10th, 2013

Everything you need to know heading into the January 22nd elections. Read More...

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"The Gatekeepers" Shines Light on Moral Costs of West Bank Occupation

January 9th, 2013

A new Israeli film, nominated today for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, is offering a unique look into the country's past as seen through the eyes of six former directors of the Shin Bet security service -- and finds these former national security chiefs all deeply worried about the moral price the nation has paid for its occupation of Palestinian territories. Read More...

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