Happy New Year from J Street

January 4th, 2010

J Street wishes you and your family a happy and healthy 2010.  We're looking forward to working with you in the year ahead to advocate for strong American engagement and true peace and security for Israel, the Palestinians, and the entire Middle East.J Street is proud to have received some generous accolades in 2009:The Nation Magazinedubbed J Street the Most Valuable National Advocacy Organization of 2009 inits year-end issue.The Washington Post,in its "What’s In and What’s Out for 2010" section, highlighted J Street as "What’s In."The New York TimesMagazine, in a piece entitled "The New Israel Lobby," profiled our growingvoice in the September 2009 issue.Haaretz nominatedJ Street Executive Director Jeremy Ben-Ami for its Person of the Decadeaward.The Forward alsonamed Jeremy Ben-Ami as one of the year’s Forward 50.Click here to download a PDF of J Street's 2009 Annual Report. Read More...

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J Street on new Israeli construction in East Jerusalem

December 28th, 2009

J Street opposes new construction in East Jerusalem, as it makes resuming Israeli-Palestinian negotiations with the goal of achieving a viable two-state solution in the near term more difficult. Read More...

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J Street Rejects Arrest Warrant Issued in Britain for Israeli Leader Tzipi Livni

December 17th, 2009

J Street applauds Foreign Secretary David Miliband's rejection of an arrest warrant issued for Israeli Opposition Leader Tzipi Livni in Great Britain, as well as his promise to pursue a change in the law that would prevent unfortunate events like these from happening in the future. Read More...

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J Street Responds to EU Conclusions on Middle East Peace Process

December 8th, 2009

J Street welcomes the Council of the European Union's conclusions on the Middle East peace process issued earlier today, underscoring the urgent need to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian and Israeli-Arab conflicts peacefully and diplomatically through two states and a regional peace. The resolution serves as a thoughtful, thorough and on-point assessment of what must happen to move toward this goal, and we urge the Obama administration to consider whether it can provide a basis for forging broad, international consensus around next steps forward toward a comprehensive, regional peace. Read More...

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Secretary Clinton: Stop Tensions from Flaring in Jerusalem

December 7th, 2009

In the past few weeks, tensions in Jerusalem have skyrocketed and we need to act now before the situation gets further out of control.  Provocative actions like home demolitions and evictions by Israel and settler groups in Jerusalem are inflaming tensions, making a two-state solution and long-term security for Israel as a Jewish, democratic homeland harder to achieve. The best way to get Israel to change course is to ask the US to speak up. Click here to ask Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to redouble efforts to change Israel's behavior in Jerusalem. Israel needs to hear from the United States that recent actions in Jerusalem undermine the prospects for a two-state solution, the only way to secure Israel's future as a Jewish, democratic homeland. Click here to read J Street's press statement calling for strong American engagement to stop these provocative actions in East Jerusalem. Read More...

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J Street Calls for Passage of Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act of 2009 (IRPSA)

December 7th, 2009

"J Street has consistently supported President Obama in his efforts to engage Iran diplomatically and to resolve issues relating to its nuclear program through negotiations," said Jeremy Ben-Ami, J Street's Executive Director. "However, in the face of Iran's continued defiance of the international community and its rejection of the most recent diplomatic offer on nuclear enrichment, we believe the time has come to pass the Iran sanctions legislation currently pending in the House of Representatives." Read More...

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J Street Calls for Stronger American Engagement to Stop Provocative Actions in Jerusalem

December 4th, 2009

J Street is deeply concerned about increasing tension in Jerusalem and provocative actions being taken by the Israeli government and settler groups there that threaten prospects for agreement on the city's status and borders as part of a negotiated two-state solution. Read More...

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J Street Reacts to Israeli Settlement Announcement

November 25th, 2009

J Street shares the Obama administration's hope that today's announcement by the Israeli government on settlement construction will allow a focus in the coming months on establishing a two-state solution and advancing toward comprehensive Israeli-Arab peace. Senator Mitchell is correct to note that in halting some settlement construction for a limited time, this Israeli government has taken a step forward. However, this is not the full settlement freeze called for by the United States and does not address the deteriorating situation in East Jerusalem. Read More...

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