Statement on Congressional Passage of Iran Sanctions

June 24th, 2010

J Street welcomes Congressional passage of the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions Accountability and Divestment Act of 2010. We believe that a dual track approach that combines meaningful diplomatic engagement with broad-based sanctions is necessary to convince Iran to clarify its nuclear intentions. Read More...

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Over 400 Rabbis & Cantors Sign J Street Open Letter: Our Hope Remains

June 24th, 2010

Over 400 rabbis, cantors, and rabbinical and cantorial students from across the denominational spectrum have signed an open letter to the Jewish community, titled "Our Hope Remains." The open letter will run as a full-page ad in this week's Forward. Read More...

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US Calls for More Balanced UNHRC Approach to Israel

June 18th, 2010

In remarks before the United Nations Human Rights Council this week, US Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe rightly criticized the Council's "disproportionate focus on Israel" that unduly criticizes Israel and the conflict at the expense of other human rights situations around the globe, thereby undermining the Council's credibility and impact. Read More...

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Statement on Israeli Cabinet Decision Regarding Gaza Blockade

June 17th, 2010

J Street welcomes the Israeli cabinet's decision to "liberalize the system by which civilian goods enter Gaza." We've believed that the closure as implemented was not serving Israel's best interests, was strengthening Hamas' capabilities and hold on the Strip, and was imposing an unacceptable level of hardship on the civilian population. Read More...

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World Zionist Congress votes to support settlement freeze and two-state solution; far right storms stage and shuts down Congress

June 17th, 2010

J Street Director of Policy and Strategy Hadar Susskind reports back from the World Zionist Congress in Jerusalem Read More...

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Successful Jan Schakowsky Fundraiser

June 16th, 2010

JStreetPAC raised over $35,000 in a matters of hours for pro-Israel, pro-peace champion Jan Schakowsky - just as her opponent was holding a luncheon fundraiser with Alan Dershowitz on Wednesday. Click here to make a contribution and demonstrate the broad support that exists in our community for pro-Israel, pro-peace candidates like Rep. Schakowsky. Here are a few links to media coverage of the fundraiser:  "Dershowitz fund-raises for Schakowsky opponent," JTA. 6/16/10. "Dershowitz backs Schakowsky challenger," by Ben Smith. Politico. 6/16/10. "Barney Frank's student interrogator running for Congress," by David Weigel, The Washington Post. 6/16/10. Read More...

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Support Jan Schakowsky

June 16th, 2010

Have you been itching to send a message to Alan Dershowitz? Dershowitz is in Chicago to headline a fundraiser for Rep. Jan Schakowsky's Republican opponent, who is making vicious, unfair attacks on her pro-Israel credentials. Read More...

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J Street Letter to Congress Regarding Gaza Flotilla "Dear Colleagues"

June 15th, 2010

J Street sent a letter to House and Senate offices today, expressing concern that the "Dear Colleague" letters currently circulating regarding the Gaza flotilla incident "have been drafted primarily for domestic political consumption rather than to advance the U.S. interest in peace and security in the Middle East." Read More...

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