Abbas UN Speech Includes Positive Endorsement of Peace with Israel

September 26th, 2013

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ speech to the United Nations General Assembly included many positive elements, notably a strong commitment to negotiating an end to conflict based on a two-state solution in which a future Palestine would live alongside Israel. Read More...

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J Street Determined to Answer President Obama’s UN Challenge

September 24th, 2013

In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly, President Obama has again challenged friends of Israel to get behind his effort to achieve peace with the Palestinians based on a two-state solution. J Street welcomes that call and urges other American Jewish organizations to do the same. Read More...

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J Street Condemns Killing of Israeli Soldiers

September 23rd, 2013

We were shocked and saddened this weekend to learn of the killing of two Israeli soldiers in the West Bank--two tragedies in as many days. We condemn these attacks and urge all parties to join us. Read More...

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Oslo, 20 Years Later

September 12th, 2013

In the next month we remember two important milestones in the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Tomorrow (Sept 13) marks the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Oslo Accords on the White House lawn. And October 6 is the 40th anniversary of the outbreak of the Yom Kippur War. Read More...

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J Street Condemns Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack

August 29th, 2013

J Street is outraged by, and condemns in the strongest terms, the Assad regime's use of chemical weapons against the people of Syria. Read More...

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J Street Urges Restraint Following Clash at Qalandiyah

August 26th, 2013

We were saddened to learn of the deaths of three Palestinians in clashes with Israeli Border Police at Qalandiyah refugee camp earlier today. Read More...

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J Street Saddened by Egypt Bloodshed

August 14th, 2013

We are deeply saddened by reports of new violence and bloodshed in Egypt. Read More...

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Israel’s New Funding for Settlements Hurts Chances for Peace

August 5th, 2013

An Israeli cabinet decision to increase the number of West Bank settlements eligible for state benefits is a badly-timed blow to the newly-resumed Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. Read More...

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