J Street Speaks Out Against Knesset Inquiry Into Human Rights Groups

January 14th, 2011

J Street is speaking out against the Knesset's approval of a commission of inquiry into Israeli human rights and civil society non-governmental organizations.  We are deeply troubled by the increasing strands of racism, authoritarianism and McCarthyism emerging throughout Israel's politics and society. [Click here to read our full statement] Read More...

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J Street Responds to Palin's "Blood Libel" Statement

January 12th, 2011

We hope that Governor Palin will recognize, when it is brought to her attention, that the term "blood libel" will bring back painful echoes of a very dark time in our communal history when Jews were falsely accused of committing heinous deeds. When Governor Palin learns that many Jews are pained by and take offense at the use of the term, we are sure that she will choose to retract them, apologize and make a less inflammatory choice of words. Read More...

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Statement on Demolition of the Shepherd's Hotel

January 10th, 2011

The demolition of the Shepherd's Hotel in East Jerusalem is a deeply provocative action, and we urge the Israeli government to find a way to stop such provocations and refrain from unilateral actions that undermine peace efforts. Read More...

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J Street to Hold Second National Conference in Washington

January 7th, 2011

The conference, this February 26th through March 1st, will bring together activists, community leaders, students, politicians, and experts from the United States, Israel, the Middle East, and Europe, marking an extraordinary show of support for bold, urgent American leadership in pursuit of a two-state solution. Read More...

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J Street Strongly Objects to Knesset Commission of Inquiry into Human Rights & Civil Society Organizations

January 6th, 2011

J Street strongly objects to the Knesset's approval of a commission of inquiry into Israeli human rights and civil society organizations. The proposed commission reeks of McCarthyism and is an affront to fundamental democratic and Jewish values. Read More...

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J Street Applauds Senate Ratification of New START Treaty

December 22nd, 2010

J Street applauds the Senate's ratification of the New START Treaty and is pleased by the bipartisan support for passage before the end of the 111th Congress. The treaty will enhance the long-term security interests of the United States and Israel, among many other benefits. Read More...

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J Street Seattle Calls on Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign to Reconsider Bus Ads

December 21st, 2010

J Street Seattle calls on the Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign to reconsider its advertising campaign that will run later this month. The ads accuse Israel of utilizing U.S. aid to commit war crimes. This only serves to inflame tensions and promote division and confusion, rather than to point the way towards a productive resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read More...

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Statement on Berman Resolution

December 15th, 2010

J Street opposes a unilateral declaration of Palestinian statehood, but we regret that we cannot support the Berman Resolution as drafted because it addresses only one issue standing in the way of peace. Read More...

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