"The Gatekeepers" Shines Light on Moral Costs of West Bank Occupation

January 9th, 2013

A new Israeli film, nominated today for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, is offering a unique look into the country's past as seen through the eyes of six former directors of the Shin Bet security service -- and finds these former national security chiefs all deeply worried about the moral price the nation has paid for its occupation of Palestinian territories. Read More...

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J Street Invites Activists to ‘Smear a Bagel, Not Chuck Hagel

January 9th, 2013

WASHINGTON - In the face of a vicious attack on the character of President Obama's choice for Secretary of Defense, J Street is launching a new campaign, "Smear a Bagel, not Chuck Hagel,” responding to the distortions of Hagel's opponents with humor. Read More...

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Hagel will be valued voice of reason in Obama Cabinet

January 7th, 2013

J Street welcomes the nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel to be the next Defense Secretary of the United States and feels confident he will be a great addition to President Obama's cabinet. We look forward to his speedy confirmation by the Senate. Read More...

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Extremism in our community

December 27th, 2012

We have a real problem in the American debate on Israel. It's the same problem blocking any sort of budget deal or common sense gun safety measures. Read More...

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John Kerry an Excellent Choice for State

December 21st, 2012

Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Senator for 38 years, Kerry’s deep knowledge of the Middle East and strong belief in the power of US diplomacy make him exceptionally qualified to spearhead President Obama’s second term foreign policy agenda. Kerry would be well positioned to play a leading role as President Obama moves to revive peace efforts aimed at achieving a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read More...

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Settlement Expansion Jeopardizes US-Israel Alliance

December 19th, 2012

The Israeli government’s intensified settlement drive is jeopardizing Israel’s survival as a Jewish and democratic state, and now threatens to damage its historic alliance with the United States. Read More...

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Israel Loses Great Soldier, Peacemaker

December 19th, 2012

Today we mourn the loss of a great Israeli patriot and peace visionary, Amnon Lipkin-Shahak. As IDF chief of staff, Minister for Transport and for Tourism, and a member of the Knesset, Lipkin-Shahak's long career will be remembered for his tremendous service to his country and to the Jewish people and especially for his inspiring advocacy for peace. Read More...

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J Streets Supports Sen. Hagel, Rebuts Charges Against Him

December 17th, 2012

J Street believes former US Senator Chuck Hagel would be a fine choice as Secretary of Defense and is appalled by efforts surfacing in recent days to question his commitment to the state of Israel and to Middle East peace. Read More...

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