Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace Leaders Lobby for New Congressional Letter Urging Continued Palestinian Aid

September 16th, 2011

WASHINGTON—J Street’s top leaders will be on Capitol Hill today to lobby in support of a new Congressional letter urging President Barack Obama to work with Congress to ensure that U.S. assistance to the Palestinian Authority (P.A.) is maintained as a matter that is “in the essential strategic interest of Israel and the United States.” Read More...

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J Street Statement on Violence at Israel’s Embassy in Egypt

September 11th, 2011

Street expresses deep relief at the safe return of Israeli diplomatic personnel and their families to Israel from Cairo today. The events at the Israeli Embassy are deeply troubling, and we urge Egypt to ensure that its security forces are in the future set to take all necessary action to protect foreign diplomats in their country. We are grateful to President Obama for his intervention and echo the Prime Minister of Israel's thanks to the President for the assistance provided by the United States and for the deep friendship that exists between the two countries. Read More...

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J Street On The UN

September 8th, 2011

With the pending approach of the Palestinians to the United Nations for membership this September, J Street has just issued a policy paper which urges the continuation of serious diplomatic efforts by the United States and the international community to avert a showdown, calls on the Palestinians to defer their application, and supports the United States’ declared intention to veto the application at the Security Council. J Street also issued an open letter calling on the American Jewish community to shift the energy it is putting into defeating the Palestinian initiative at the UN into promoting the urgency of a two-state resolution to the conflict. In an email to the J Street community today, J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami reaffirmed the movement’s deep commitment to a Palestinian state – because it is so vital to Israel’s security, democratic character and Jewish nature to achieve a two-state solution. Read More...

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J Street Supports US Veto of Palestinian UN Application

September 8th, 2011

In policy paper and open letter, leading pro-Israel, pro-peace organization urges US diplomatic initiative to avert vote. Read More...

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J Street Opposes Ad Campaign Calling for Cuts to Israeli Military Aid

September 7th, 2011

J Street profoundly disagrees with advertisements appearing on public transit around the country calling for cuts in U.S. military aid to Israel. Read More...

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J Street Announces Hadar Susskind’s Departure

September 1st, 2011

“It is with mixed emotions that I am announcing that Hadar Susskind, J Street's Vice President of Policy and Strategy, is moving on to a new position with Tides, a values-based infrastructure platform for social change. Hadar will join Tides as Senior Vice President/Managing Director and will formally leave J Street on September 30. Read More...

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J Street Deeply Concerned by Violence, Welcomes Reports of Ceasefire

August 22nd, 2011

J Street is deeply concerned about the violence of the past few days and the loss of lives in the terror attacks in southern Israel. We cautiously welcome reports that Israel and Hamas have agreed to a ceasefire, marking what we hope will be an end to the spate of violence which began with the attacks near Eilat on Thursday. Read More...

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