J Street Mourns the Passing of Yitzhak Shamir

June 30th, 2012

J Street joins the State of Israel and the world’s Jewish community in mourning the passing of Yitzhak Shamir, Israel's seventh Prime Minister. Read More...

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J Street Statement on Iranian First Vice President's Anti-Semitic Remarks

June 27th, 2012

J Street condemns in the strongest possible terms the anti-Semitic and anti-Israel statements made by Iranian First Vice President Mohammad-Reza Rahimi at the United Nations-sponsored antidrug conference in Tehran. This latest incidence of hate speech is utterly disgraceful and reminiscent of centuries-old slanders against the Jewish people, which at various times and in various places incited horrifying persecution. Read More...

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J Street Welcomes Peaceful Evacuation of 5 Buildings in Ulpana

June 27th, 2012

We welcome the news of yesterday's peaceful evacuation of five buildings in accord with the Israeli Supreme Court’s ruling that they were built illegally on private Palestinian land. Read More...

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J Street Statement on Rocket Fire from Gaza

June 20th, 2012

J Street is deeply concerned about the spate of rockets from Gaza fired on southern Israel over the past two days and about the potential of this latest escalation of violence to spiral out of control. Read More...

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J Street’s Jeremy Ben-Ami Condemns Ad Calling for War with Iran for Partisan Political Gain

June 14th, 2012

"The people who pushed for war with Iraq are now bent on starting a war with Iran. The security of the United States – and of Israel – are too important to stand idly by while some of Mitt Romney's biggest supporters press for another war... Read More...

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J Street Congratulates Israeli President Peres on Receiving Presidential Medal of Freedom

June 13th, 2012

J Street proudly congratulates Israeli President Shimon Peres on receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom today, an honor rarely extended to world leaders. Read More...

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New “holds” on Palestinian aid again undermine Israel’s security

June 12th, 2012

WASHINGTON — J Street Director of Government Affairs Dylan Williams issued the following statement concerning “holds” placed by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) on FY2012 funds for US training of Palestinian security forces, and Palestinian civil society and humanitarian projects benefiting Israel’s security: Read More...

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