Where Were We? American Jews, Israel and the 2010 Elections

November 3rd, 2010

J Street sees a silver lining in the challenges presented by the midterm election results -- Jewish support ran deep for Democratic candidates, President Obama, and a bold push for Middle East peace.    The American Jewish community stood its ground as a fundamentally liberal and progressive constituency in the midst of a huge Republican wave election. American Jews remain strongly supportive of President Obama and his Middle East policy, as well as the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement's positions on the Middle East. We invite supporters to find out more about the election results on a national telephone townaill with Jim Gerstein, pollster and American Jewish opinion expert, and J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami at Thursday on November 4th at 8:30pm Eastern. We will review how American Jews voted in the 2010 election and how Israel affected their votes.  [Click here to RSVP for our telephone townhall] [Click here to visit our special election website] Read More...

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JStreetPAC Election Night Returns

November 2nd, 2010

Follow along as J Street staff live blog the 2010 midterm election results! Read More...

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JStreetPAC Raises $1.5 Million in 2010

October 28th, 2010

WIth the support of thousands of JStreetPAC donors, we raised over $1.5 million raised during this cycle for our slate of 61 candidates. Together, we raised more than any pro-Israel PAC in history and made a huge statement about the depth and breadth of the financial support available from the pro-Israel, pro-peace community for candidates that share our values on Israel and the Middle East.[List of JStreetPAC's Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace Candidates] Read More...

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NEW POLL: Attacks on Pro-Israel Congresswoman Backfire

October 28th, 2010

In a congressional race closely watched for attempts to make Israel a wedge issue, a new poll in Representative Jan Schakowsky's district released today shows attacks on the congresswoman's pro-Israel credentials have not only failed, but actually backfired. Read More...

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Far-Right Attacks Fail, Backfire in IL-09

October 28th, 2010

A new poll of Jewish voters in Illinois' 9th Congressional District shows Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky with an overwhelming lead over Joel Pollak.  In a congressional race closely watched for attempts to make Israel a wedge issue, this poll shows that attacks on the congresswoman’s pro-Israel credentials have not only failed, but actually backfired. More on Poll Results Full Poll Results Summary of Poll Findings Press Release Poll Crosstabs Read More...

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J Street to Rep. Eric Cantor: Funding Israel is Not a Political Football

October 26th, 2010

J Street opposes separating aid to Israel from the foreign assistance appropriations to other countries for the sake of accommodating right-wing politicians who are ideologically opposed to foreign aid. US assistance to Israel can only maximize our ally's security when provided in concert with economic and military aid to other countries that enhances stability by fighting poverty and extremism in the region and beyond. Read More...

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Statement on 15th Anniversary of Yitzhak Rabin's assassination

October 19th, 2010

J Street's Vice President for Policy and Strategy Hadar Susskind issued the following statement marking the 15th Anniversary of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassination. Read More...

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Who Are the Partners for Peace?

October 14th, 2010

On Wednesday, October 6, 2010, the J Street Education Fund and J Street DC Metro put on "Who Are the Partners for Peace" at Temple Sinai in Washington, DC. With direct peace talks underway and crucial decisions looming, it was a timely and thought-provoking exploration of the Palestinian side of negotiations. Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk, currently the Vice President and Director of Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution, moderated a panel of three distinguished Washington-based Palestinian leaders: Dr. Amal Jadou, Deputy Chief of Mission of the General Delegation of the PLO to the U.S. Amjad Atallah, Co-Director of the Middle East Task Force, New America Foundation Ghaith Al-Omari, Advocacy Director, American Task Force on Palestine J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami, Stephen Stern and Rabbi Jonathan Roos gave opening remarks. The event is part of a national educational initiative to foster greater awareness of Palestinian partners for peace.  Click here to learn more about the work of moderate Palestinian leaders, as well as J Street's approach to some tough questions. [Click here to watch the program] [Click here learn more] Read More...

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