Levy Committee Recommendations Disastrous for Prospects of Two-State Solution

July 9th, 2012

Jeffrey Goldberg hit the nail on the head this morning in his assessment that adopting the recommendation of the Levy Committee would “spell the end of Israel as a Jewish-majority democracy, but that the right seems more enamored of land-ownership than it does of such antiquated notions of, you know, Zionism. Read More...

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Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Put Allies at Odds

July 5th, 2012

As a long-time advocate for peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I am pained that frustration over failure to achieve a just and lasting peace has led allies in the struggle to end up at odds over tactics like boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS). Read More...

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Statement by J Street Communications Director Jessica Rosenblum on planned visit by Presidential candidate Mitt Romney to Israel

July 2nd, 2012

This visit to Israel will provide Governor Romney with an important opportunity to see the challenges facing Israel and the region firsthand. He'll have the opportunity as well to flesh out how he intends to advance American interests in the region and the long-term strategic relationship between the United States and Israel. Read More...

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J Street Mourns the Passing of Yitzhak Shamir

June 30th, 2012

J Street joins the State of Israel and the world’s Jewish community in mourning the passing of Yitzhak Shamir, Israel's seventh Prime Minister. Read More...

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J Street Statement on Iranian First Vice President's Anti-Semitic Remarks

June 27th, 2012

J Street condemns in the strongest possible terms the anti-Semitic and anti-Israel statements made by Iranian First Vice President Mohammad-Reza Rahimi at the United Nations-sponsored antidrug conference in Tehran. This latest incidence of hate speech is utterly disgraceful and reminiscent of centuries-old slanders against the Jewish people, which at various times and in various places incited horrifying persecution. Read More...

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J Street Welcomes Peaceful Evacuation of 5 Buildings in Ulpana

June 27th, 2012

We welcome the news of yesterday's peaceful evacuation of five buildings in accord with the Israeli Supreme Court’s ruling that they were built illegally on private Palestinian land. Read More...

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J Street Statement on Rocket Fire from Gaza

June 20th, 2012

J Street is deeply concerned about the spate of rockets from Gaza fired on southern Israel over the past two days and about the potential of this latest escalation of violence to spiral out of control. Read More...

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