J Street Congratulates President Peres on his 90th Birthday

June 18th, 2013

We wish President Peres a very happy birthday and the warmest wishes upon reaching this joyous milestone. Through tragedy and war, transformation and achievement, Peres’s leadership has inspired generations of Israelis and American Jews to strive to build an Israel that is truly a “light unto nations.” In service to his country, he is is the living embodiment of tzedek, tzedek, tirdof, “justice, justice thou shalt pursue.” And he has never ceased advocating for peace, nor lost confidence that Israel will know true security in his lifetime. Read More...

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Iranian Elections: New Hope for a Diplomatic Resolution

June 17th, 2013

The election of Hojjatoleslam Doctor Hassan Rouhani as Iran's next president is a potentially hopeful sign for those, like J Street, who believe that a nuclear-armed Iran would pose a very serious threat to the United States, Israel and the world, and who seek a diplomatic resolution which ensures that Iran does not acquire nuclear weapons. Read More...

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A Growing ‘Constituency for Peace’

June 14th, 2013

Ten days ago, Secretary of State John Kerry put forth a challenge to our community, to raise our voices in support of his work to achieve a two-state solution. And American Jews have begun to answer his call. Read More...

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J Street Congratulates Congressman Dingell on Historic Milestone

June 7th, 2013

J Street warmly congratulates the Dean of the House of Representatives, Congressman John D. Dingell (MI-12), on becoming the longest serving Member of Congress in the history of the United States. A J Street PAC endorsee, Dingell has been a tireless advocate for a resolution to the Middle East conflict which sees the State of Israel living alongside a Palestinian state in peace and security. Read More...

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J Street Welcomes Appointment of Susan Rice and Nomination of Samantha Power

June 5th, 2013

J Street welcomes the appointment of Ambassador Susan Rice to succeed National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, and the nomination of Samantha Power to succeed Rice as permanent representative to the United Nations. Read More...

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An Open Letter to the American Jewish Community

June 5th, 2013

It is time to speak out from the pulpit, in our communities, to our rabbis, to our politicians and to our friends in Israel: American Jews support a two-state solution for the sake of Israel's peace and security and we will stand behind Israel and the US as they make the hard choices now. Read More...

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J Street Supports Secretary Kerry's Strong Call for American Jewish Support for Two States

June 3rd, 2013

J Street urges American Jews to heed Secretary of State John Kerry’s powerful call to get behind peace efforts and work urgently to secure Israel’s future and democracy through a two-state solution. Read More...

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On the Passing of US Senator Frank Lautenberg

June 3rd, 2013

We are deeply saddened by the passing of US Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey at the age of 89 and extend our condolences to his family, friends and staff. Read More...

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