Our First Endorsements of 2010

January 21st, 2010

JStreetPAC announced today its first congressional endorsements of the 2010 cycle, backing 41 pro-Israel, pro-peace candidates from around the country. Today’s announcement is the first round of endorsements the PAC plans to make this cycle, and kicks off a sizeable expansion of the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement’s political and financial reach. By electing and reelecting pro-Israel, pro-peace candidates to Congress through JStreetPAC, we aim to change the rules of the political game on Israel and the Middle East by providing meaningful political and financial support to candidates who share our views. Together, we can give the Middle East peace process the shot in the arm it needs. [Press Release - First Round of 2010 Endorsees] [List of First Round of Endorsees] [JStreetPAC Homepage] [JStreetPAC in 2008 Report Back] Read More...

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Israel Sends Rescue Team to Haiti

January 15th, 2010

As the desperate situation in Haiti continues, we at J Street are moved by the outpouring of support and aid from around the globe - including from Israel, which sent a 220-member rescue team to assist with the relief effort. We wanted to make sure to provide some ways in which you can support the disaster relief efforts as well. Read More...

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Alan Dershowitz and Jeremy Ben-Ami debate at 92nd St. Y

January 8th, 2010

Click here to watch video clips of Jeremy Ben-Ami and Alan Dershowitz's debate at the 92nd St. Y. Read More...

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J Street Goes Local

January 7th, 2010

J Street Local is an integral part of our 2010 strategy of building and deepening the local presence of our pro-Israel, pro-peace movement.YOU are the key to this strategy.To turn the political tide when it comes to Israel and a two-state solution in this country, we need people like you to get involved with your J Street Local.Click here to find your Local and sign up to receive event details, local updates, and calls to action. We're officially kicking off our local presence with over 20 launch events around the country this Thursday, February 4th.  Click here to RSVP for your Local event.Putting boots on the ground will show your political and community leaders that this movement of people committed to Israel's security through a peaceful two-state resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict simply can't be ignored any longer.[J Street Local Press Coverage] Read More...

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Jeremy Ben-Ami Op-Ed in Jerusalem Post

January 7th, 2010

Jeremy Ben-Ami, J Street's Executive Director, published an op-ed entitled "Being Israel's Ambassador" in The Jerusalem Post on January 6th. Read More...

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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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