J Street statement on Israeli-Turkish reconciliation

March 23rd, 2013

Prime Ministers Netanyahu and Erdogan are to be commended for seizing the moment of President Obama's visit to the region to repair historic bilateral ties that for decades have enhanced their nations' security and provided a critical bridge between Muslim-majority countries and the world's only Jewish-majority state. Read More...

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Obama Speech Makes Clear Israel will have no Security without Peace

March 22nd, 2013

The President advanced the argument that Israel's long-term security depends on achieving peace, and that peace is necessary, just and possible. He also made clear that "neither occupation nor expulsion is the answer." Read More...

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J Street Hails Obama Speech as Historic Moment for Mideast

March 21st, 2013

"President Obama's speech is the most powerful moment the region has seen in many years. He laid out a courageous vision for the future and called on ordinary people to push their political leaders to make it happen," said J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami. Read More...

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See our ad in Ha'aretz welcoming President Obama to Israel

March 20th, 2013

J Street took out an ad in Ha'aretz welcoming President Obama to Israel. Check it out here. Read More...

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Twenty-Seven Senators Call for “Sustained, US Diplomatic Initiative” for Two-State Solution

March 19th, 2013

On the eve of President Obama’s trip to Israel, 27 Senators have signed on to a letter authored by California Senator Dianne Feinstein calling for a sustained US diplomatic initiative to help forge a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians based on a two-state solution. J Street supports the letter and its national leaders are on Capitol Hill today lobbying Senators to sign it. Read More...

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A view from the J Street’s congressional and leadership mission

March 7th, 2013

Today, the unraveling continues and the need for a two-state solution to be implemented is beyond urgent if there is a hope to keep the democratic and Jewish dream of Israel alive. In my first week here, I was privileged to join a J Street congressional and leadership mission for three of their six days in Israel. I want to share some of what I learned in those three full days. Read More...

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J Street opposes sequestration, would not make an exception for Israel

March 6th, 2013

“The sequestration is bad policy and an abrogation of congressional responsibility. We support US aid to Israel which has been so important in developing important programs like the Iron Dome missile defense system. But American and Israeli interests are best served by rejecting the cuts across the board and not by singling out Israel as an exception,” said J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami. Read More...

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J Street Congratulates Secretary Hagel on his confirmation

February 26th, 2013

We congratulate Senator Chuck Hagel who was confirmed today by the Senate to become our nation's next Secretary of Defense - despite an unprecedented smear campaign intended to unjustly blacken his name and damage the presidency of Barack Obama. Read More...

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