J Street Joins VP Biden in Condemning New East Jerusalem Construction

March 9th, 2010

J Street joins Vice President Biden in condemning Israel's announcement of new East Jerusalem construction that only serves to hinder Middle East peace efforts, particularly as the Israelis and Palestinians begin proximity talks. As Vice President Biden said, this is "precisely the kind of step that undermines the trust we need right now." Read More...

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David Kimche

March 9th, 2010

J Street staff and the J Street community are deeply saddened to learn that former Israeli Foreign Ministry Director General and Mossad official David Kimche has passed away. Read More...

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Statement on Announcement of Proximity Talks

March 8th, 2010

J Street welcomes Senator Mitchell's announcement today that Israeli and Palestinian leadership have accepted proximity talks. This announcement is a positive development - but ending the conflict through a two-state solution will require continued strong American leadership to bridge differences and to support all sides in making difficult, but necessary compromises for peace. Read More...

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J Street & J Street U Reiterate Opposition to BDS, "Israel Apartheid Week"

March 1st, 2010

As "Israel Apartheid Week" begins on campuses across North America this week to advocate for boycotts, divestment, and sanctions against Israel, J Street and J Street U reiterate our strong opposition to the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Read More...

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J Street Education Fund Brings First Congressional Delegation to Mideast

February 24th, 2010

J Street’s educational arm, the J Street Education Fund, just wrapped up an exciting week-long Congressional Delegation to Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority with five members of Congress. The trip exposed these key friends of Israel in Congress to complexity on the ground, divergent opinions, and first-hand controversy. Click here to read Jeremy Ben-Ami’s report back on the trip.  Additional Links: [Press Release: J Street Education Fund Congressional Mission Leaves for Mideast] [Congressional Delegation Press Coverage] [Congressional Delegation Controversy Fact Check] [Ayalon Clarifies Foreign Ministry's Position Toward J Street] [Photos] Read More...

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Ayalon Clarifies MFA Position Toward J Street, US Jewish Organizations

February 24th, 2010

In a Knesset debate, Deputy FM Ayalon stated that the Israeli Foreign Ministry "will treat [J Street] exactly as we will treat any other Jewish organization in the US, period." Read More...

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Fact Check

February 22nd, 2010

Over the past couple of days, a number of questions have been raised about events surrounding last week's Congressional Delegation to Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority, sponsored by the J Street Education Fund and Churches for Middle East Peace. We'd like to set the record straight. Read More...

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The choice we face

February 19th, 2010

Jeremy Ben-Ami reports back about a recent J Street Education Fund sponsored Congressional Delegation to Israel, the Palestinian territories, and the Middle East. Read More...

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