Ehud Olmert to Address J Street Gala

March 7th, 2012

WASHINGTON – Former Prime Minister of Israel Ehud Olmert will address J Street’s Gala Dinner, at which Davidi Gilo, chairman of the J Street Board of Directors, will be honored. Read More...

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APN, J Street, NIF respond to Bret Stephens' characterization of President Obama on Israel

March 7th, 2012

Americans for Peace Now, J Street and the New Israel Fund today issued their first-ever joint statement condemning the unseemly attack on President Obama by the Wall Street Journal’s Bret Stephens. Stephens focuses on the President's association with our organizations and some of our key supporters. This is simply the latest in a litany of partisan attacks on the President for standing for and with the values that are actually at the very heart of the Jewish community. Read More...

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J Street Statement on the passing of Congressman Donald Payne

March 6th, 2012

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Congressman Donald Payne of New Jersey. As a senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Congressman Payne fought tirelessly to improve the lives of those around the world struggling with poverty, disease and poor access to education. We will remember him as not just a passionate advocate for Israel and Middle East peace, but as someone who exemplified the Jewish virtue of tikkun olam— the call to repair the world. Read More...

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J Street’s Reaction to President Obama’s Position on Iran

March 5th, 2012

Washington -- J Street shares the widely-held view that preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon is a vital security interest shared by Israel, the United States and the world. Read More...

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Making Sense of the Jewish Vote: New Poll Analysis

March 2nd, 2012

Leading pollster Jim Gerstein, who conducted J Street’s polls of the Jewish community in July 2011, released a memo Friday that concludes there is no danger of President Obama losing a major share of the Jewish vote in 2012. Read More...

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Congresswomen, Philanthropists Travel to Israel, West Bank to Advance Women's Leadership in Resolving Conflict

February 24th, 2012

WASHINGTON—This week, six Congresswomen joined14 leading women philanthropists on a six-day mission (February 18-24) to Israel and the West Bank in order to enrich their understanding of the many factors that shape the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its prospects for resolution, and to hear firsthand about Israel and the region’s security concerns related to Iran. Read More...

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J Street and J Street U Joint Statement on “Israel Apartheid Week”

February 23rd, 2012

As in past years, J Street and J Street U are dismayed and troubled by the counterproductive rhetoric “Israel Apartheid Week” (IAW) brings to campuses across North America. J Street and J Street U believe that establishing a sovereign Palestine beside a secure Israel, ending the occupation of the Palestinian territories, and ensuring self-determination for the Palestinian people are matters of existential necessity for Israel and the Palestinian people, and of moral urgency more broadly. Read More...

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J Street statement on bombings in India, Georgia

February 13th, 2012

J Street is deeply concerned by the bombing of the Israeli diplomatic vehicle that took place today outside the Israeli Embassy in India and by the attempted bombing of another vehicle owned by a staff member of the Israeli Embassy in Georgia. Our thoughts are with the injured and their families, as we pray for their full recovery. J Street calls upon the international community to condemn any violence against the State of Israel, its officials and citizens anywhere in the world. Read More...

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