For the Sake of Zion

May 14th, 2010

J Street applauds the American Jewish leaders who have launched a new effort, called For the Sake of Zion, to demonstrate support for ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a two-state solution. Read More...

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J Street Welcomes Obama's Iron Dome Funding Request, Urges Quick Congressional Approval

May 14th, 2010

J Street welcomes the Obama Administration's recent Congressional request for additional funding for Israel's "Iron Dome" to protect Israeli civilians from rocket attacks from Hamas, Hezbollah, and other militant groups. Read More...

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J Street's Open Letter to the Conference of Presidents

May 13th, 2010

J Street Executive Director Jeremy Ben-Ami wrote an open letter to Alan Solow, Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, in response to the Conference's full-page ad on Jerusalem. Read More...

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Israel Accepted into OECD

May 11th, 2010

Yesterday, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) unanimously accepted Israel’s application for membership to the exclusive organization of countries with prosperous, open economies. J Street welcomes this as a key step toward greater economic, social, and environmental coordination between Israel and the organization’s member countries. Read More...

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Rabbi Michael Lerner's home vandalized

May 11th, 2010

We at J Street were outraged last week to learn that Rabbi Michael Lerner's home was vandalized by those who disagree with the Rabbi's politics on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read More...

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J Street Welcomes Launch of Proximity Talks

May 3rd, 2010

While the start of talks is a step in the right direction, those committed to ending the conflict peacefully remain focused not on maintaining a process but concluding it successfully. This will require moving quickly to address the final status issues at the core of resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a two-state solution. Read More...

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Fight for Two States in Congress

May 3rd, 2010

Congress is already a key political battleground on Israel and the Middle East. Far too often, the pro-Israel, pro-peace perspective gets drowned out by a well-organized, well-funded, vocal minority. Not this time. A letter circulating right now for signatories on Capitol Hill, led by Reps. Ron Kind (WI-3), Bill Delahunt (MA-10), David Price (NC-4), and Vic Snyder (AR-2), supports the President in his efforts to achieve a two-state solution because it is in the vital national security interests of both the United States and Israel. [Email your member of Congress, asking them to sign on to this letter.] [Call your member of Congress.] [Read the full text of the letter.] Read More...

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