Deputy PM Meridor Calls for Independent Israeli Investigaton of Gaza War

October 21st, 2009

Meridor is precisely correct when he says that "the best means of defense is for a state to investigate itself." This has been the recommendation of the Obama administration. It has been the consistent recommendation of J Street. Read More...

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US, Israeli Leaders to Address 1000+ at J Street Conference, October 25-28

October 20th, 2009

More than a thousand American and Israeli policy makers, opinion shapers, and activists will come together next week for J Street’s inaugural conference, the largest gathering of the burgeoning pro-Israel, pro-peace movement to date. Read More...

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Statement on Israeli Embassy's Participation in J Street Conference

October 20th, 2009

We believe the Government of Israel will be missing an opportunity should it choose not to engage with the over 1,200 pro-Israel activists who will be in attendance at the J Street conference next week. Read More...

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Statement on Goldstone Report and UNHRC Resolution

October 17th, 2009

Friday's decision by the United Nations Human Rights Council to refer the Goldstone Report to the UN Security Council further reinforces J Street's belief that Israel would be well served to immediately establish an independent state commission of inquiry into accusations surrounding Operation Cast Lead. Read More...

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Statement on Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act

October 16th, 2009

J Street supports the thoughtful and nuanced approach to Iran sanctions legislation articulated yesterday by Chairman Howard Berman. We agree that it is a vital interest of the United States, Israel and the entire Middle East to ensure that Iran does not obtain nuclear weapons. Read More...

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Over $35,000 Raised for Rep. Steve Cohen

October 14th, 2009

JStreetPAC is proud to announce that we have raised over $35,000 for Congressman Steve Cohen’s reelection campaign from over 300 JStreetPAC supporters, as he faces a tough reelection fight in his Memphis, TN district. Congressman Cohen has consistently demonstrated his pro-Israel, pro-peace credentials in Congress. As a lead signatory on a key letter backing President Obama’s balanced approach to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Cohen consistently advocates for strong American leadership to achieve a two-state solution. American leadership, from both President Obama and Congress, is sorely needed if we are to finally realize the dream of a safe, secure, Jewish, democratic Israel. We will continue to stand with members of Congress who share JStreetPAC’s commitment to secure Israel’s future through strong American leadership in pursuit of a two-state solution. Read More...

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Why Do You Stand With J Street?

October 14th, 2009

J Street asked pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans why they stand with J Street as we work to achieve a two-state solution and secure true peace for Israel and the entire Middle East.  "My children were born in Jerusalem during the bus and cafe bombings of the second intifada.  J Street's powerful voicing of the majority opinion that strong US leadership is required to achieve a peaceful two-state solution gives me hope that Israeli children won't have to live through a time like that again." - Janette, Massachusetts  "I stand with J Street because as an American-born Jew whose father fought in WWII, I love Israel, and believe passionately in its right to exist, and also think that the path to guaranteeing a future of prosperity, peace and hope involves a two-state solution and reaching out to the Palestinians." - Stacey, New Mexico   Check out more testimonials here Read More...

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An Open Letter to Ambassador Oren

October 13th, 2009

J Street Executive Director Jeremy Ben-Ami published an open letter to Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren, reiterating our invitation to the Ambassador to speak at our conference and urging an open conversation on how we best ensure Israel's future as a Jewish democracy. Read More...

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