J Street Honors Israel's Fallen Soldiers on Yom HaZikaron

April 19th, 2010

J Street joins with Israel and Jews all over the world in honoring the memory of Israel's fallen soldiers today on Yom HaZikaron, the day of remembrance. Read More...

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Our Second Birthday

April 16th, 2010

J Street Executive Director Jeremy Ben-Ami wrote the following blog post to mark the second anniversary of J Street's founding: J Street turned two this week. As ever, there wasn’t a quiet moment. With fury to our right over President Obama’s more focused attention to resolving the conflict and fury to our left over divestment at Berkeley, J Street’s thesis that a powerful political movement can be built with its feet planted in the progressive mainstream of our community is being put to the test. We at J Street remain convinced - as we were at our launch two years ago - that a large number of Americans - Jewish and not - are pro-Israel and pro-peace: uncomfortable with either extreme and supportive of a rational but urgent effort to end the occupation and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a two-state solution. Our polling tells us that the largest number of Jewish Americans and other friends of Israel believe that Israel’s future and security depend on achieving a negotiated resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that leads to two states living side by side in peace and security. Yet, just in the past few weeks, the right wing has gone on the attack against President Obama for staking out a clear position on America’s interest in resolving the conflict and for demanding that both Israel and the Palestinians demonstrate seriousness of purpose in ending the conflict. Click here to read the rest of this post. Read More...

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J Street Responds to Right-Wing Attacks on President Obama

April 16th, 2010

J Street responds to right-wing attacks on President Obama's Middle East policy. Read More...

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J Street's Ben-Ami Meets with Ambassador Oren

April 15th, 2010

The meeting builds on months of discussions between the pro-Israel, pro-peace lobby and the Embassy aimed at clarifying the Israeli government's understanding of J Street's views and included a forthright discussion of points of agreement and disagreement. Read More...

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Who speaks for American Jews?

April 15th, 2010

World Jewish Congress head Ron Lauder claims that "Jews around the world are concerned today" in part because of what he calls the "dramatic deterioration of diplomatic relations between the United States and Israel." Yes, American Jews are concerned today. But they are concerned about the lack of an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the threat that poses to Israel's survival as a democracy and the home of the Jewish people – as well as to American interests. Read More...

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J Street Joins APN Statement on West Bank Military Order

April 14th, 2010

J Street joins with Americans for Peace Now in their thoughtful statement today expressing concern about the new Israeli military order coming into effect in the West Bank this week. Read More...

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J Street urges UC Berkeley Student Senate to uphold Presidential veto of divestment bill

April 13th, 2010

J Street sent a letter urging University of California at Berkeley Student Senators to support of the President of the Student Body's veto and vote against a divestment bill targeting Israel. Read More...

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Jeremy in The Washington Post: A moment to seize in the Mideast

April 13th, 2010

The Washington Post published a letter to the editor by J Street Executive Director Jeremy Ben-Ami, calling on President Obama to seize this critical moment for two states before it's too late. Read More...

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