Extremism in our community

December 27th, 2012

We have a real problem in the American debate on Israel. It's the same problem blocking any sort of budget deal or common sense gun safety measures. Read More...

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John Kerry an Excellent Choice for State

December 21st, 2012

Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Senator for 38 years, Kerry’s deep knowledge of the Middle East and strong belief in the power of US diplomacy make him exceptionally qualified to spearhead President Obama’s second term foreign policy agenda. Kerry would be well positioned to play a leading role as President Obama moves to revive peace efforts aimed at achieving a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read More...

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Settlement Expansion Jeopardizes US-Israel Alliance

December 19th, 2012

The Israeli government’s intensified settlement drive is jeopardizing Israel’s survival as a Jewish and democratic state, and now threatens to damage its historic alliance with the United States. Read More...

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Israel Loses Great Soldier, Peacemaker

December 19th, 2012

Today we mourn the loss of a great Israeli patriot and peace visionary, Amnon Lipkin-Shahak. As IDF chief of staff, Minister for Transport and for Tourism, and a member of the Knesset, Lipkin-Shahak's long career will be remembered for his tremendous service to his country and to the Jewish people and especially for his inspiring advocacy for peace. Read More...

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J Streets Supports Sen. Hagel, Rebuts Charges Against Him

December 17th, 2012

J Street believes former US Senator Chuck Hagel would be a fine choice as Secretary of Defense and is appalled by efforts surfacing in recent days to question his commitment to the state of Israel and to Middle East peace. Read More...

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400+ Rabbis, Cantors Oppose Israel’s E1 Building Plans

December 17th, 2012

More than four hundred US rabbis, cantors, and rabbinical students, and cantorial students are expressing grave concern about Israel’s plans to advance the construction of settlements in the controversial E1 area of the West Bank and authorizing thousands of new housing units in East Jerusalem. Read More...

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December 16th, 2012

Some say the odds of meaningful presidential action are slim, given the rest of his daunting agenda. That becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy if we make it our excuse for not engaging. Read More...

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Jewish community leaders speak out on E1 construction

December 12th, 2012

In light of the Israeli governments' recent alarming announcement of their intent to construct 3,000 housing units in the E1 zone between East Jerusalem and Maale Adumim, J Street has joined with Rabbis for Human Rights North America and Americans for Peace Now to mobilize rabbis, cantors and rabbinical and cantorial students, to oppose such actions. Read More...

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