J Street on Palestinian Reconciliation

April 29th, 2011

The only way to answer the questions raised by these new developments is through engagement and talks. We urge the United States, Israel and the international community to respond to this new development with caution and questions, but not with hostility. We believe that, with eyes wide open to the risks, it is imperative not to shut the door to talks with a newly configured Palestinian leadership – perhaps initially through third parties. Read More...

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8 Members of J Street Rabbinic Cabinet Honored in Newsweek's List of "50 Most Influential Rabbis in America"

April 18th, 2011

J Street congratulates the eight members of our Rabbinic Cabinet included in Newsweek's 2011 list of the "50 Most Influential Rabbis in America." According to Newsweek, "the rabbis on this list personify the most important roles in Jewish leaders—as selfless listeners, teachers, connectors, and galvanizers." Read More...

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J Street Welcomes Speaker Boehner's Invitation to PM Netanyahu

April 14th, 2011

J Street is pleased that the Speaker Boehner has announced his intention to invite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress during his upcoming visit to the United States in May. We are very hopeful that the Prime Minister will take this opportunity to put forward a proactive, far-reaching proposal for a resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in line with the internationally-accepted parameters for a two-state solution. Read More...

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J Street U Brandeis Statement on Disruption of Knesset Members

April 7th, 2011

J Street U Brandeis issued the following statement in response to an incident in which a number of students disrupted an event featuring a number of Members of Knesset. Read More...

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Changes at J Street

April 6th, 2011

It is with very mixed emotions that we announce that two of J Street's staff who have been with the organization since its very beginning are now moving on to new positions elsewhere – Isaac Luria and Amy Spitalnick. Isaac has been the voice and spirit of our online advocacy since even before our launch in 2008 when he lived in Jerusalem, and Amy has been the primary face of the organization to the media since the fall of 2008. Read More...

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Statement on New Israeli Construction in West Bank & East Jerusalem

April 5th, 2011

Unilateral moves such as continued settlement expansion only undermine the prospects of a two-state solution and jeopardize Israel's future as the democratic homeland of the Jewish people. Read More...

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J Street Welcomes Israeli Peace Initiative

April 5th, 2011

J Street is pleased to welcome the introduction of the Israeli Peace Initiative, spearheaded by a number of Israel's prominent former security and military leaders. The initiative - rooted in two decades of negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians - sets forth a clear vision for two states and, in conjunction with the Arab Peace Initiative, provides a strong basis to negotiate a regional, comprehensive peace agreement. Read More...

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J Street Responds to Judge Goldstone's Washington Post Op-Ed

April 4th, 2011

J Street welcomes Judge Richard Goldstone's op-ed in The Washington Post this weekend and his conclusion, based on evidence from Israel’s investigations into allegations of misconduct in Gaza during Operation Cast Lead, that "civilians were not intentionally targeted as a matter of policy." Read More...

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