Statement on Israeli construction in East Jerusalem

July 20th, 2009

J Street supports President Obama's call for adherence to past agreements, including a full construction freeze, as the Israeli government allows continued development in East Jerusalem. Read More...

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Word on the Street: July 17th

July 17th, 2009

Jeremy reflects on an exciting week, including his meeting with President Obama, a possible settlement agreement, and our upcoming conference. Read More...

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Statement on Sec. Clinton's remarks at Council on Foreign Relations

July 15th, 2009

J Street applauds Secretary Clinton and the administration's reinforcement of their strong commitment to bold American leadership in the Middle East. Read More...

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J Street: At Obama's Table

July 13th, 2009

Check out J Street Executive Director Jeremy Ben-Ami's message to J Street supporters after he joined other Jewish American leaders for a meeting with President Obama: I just left an extraordinary meeting with President Barack Obama, which he called to meet with the leadership of the American Jewish community. A dozen organizations - including J Street - were at the table.      Read More...

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Just met with President Obama

July 13th, 2009

Read what J Street Executive Director Jeremy Ben-Ami had to say following his meeting with President Obama and other American Jewish leaders at the White House. Read More...

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J Street responds to The Israel Project's likening of settlement removal to "ethnic cleansing"

July 10th, 2009

Is likening the dismantling of illegal settlements in occupied territories to "ethnic cleansing," or allying the pro-Israel community further with Pastor John Hagee by appearing at his conference, really pro-Israel? Read More...

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Stopping settlements = "Ethnic Cleansing"?

July 9th, 2009

Update: After nearly 10,000 J Street members asked The Israel Project to drop their use of the term "ethnic cleansing" to describe stopping settlements, The Israel Project's President Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi finally did the right thing and eliminated the term "ethnic cleansing" from her organization's materials. [1]   No way.  The Israel Project, a right-wing media advocacy group, has taken criticism of President Obama's Middle East policy to a new low, equating stopping settlements with "ethnic cleansing." Their advice to their activists in a privately distributed set of talking points leaked this week?  If you get a question about settlements, change the subject.  If pressed, say stopping settlements is "a kind of ethnic cleansing." Click here to send a message asking The Israel Project to remove any pro-settlement, fear-mongering talking points from its materials. Read More...

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Statement on President Obama's handling of Iran crisis

July 2nd, 2009

J Street supports the President's handling of the recent Iran crisis, along with the majority of Americans cited in a recent CNN poll. Read More...

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