J Street Seriously Concerned about Lebanese Rocket Attack

November 29th, 2011

J Street is seriously concerned about the Lebanese rocket attack on northern Israel today, which constitutes a clear violation of the 2006 ceasefire agreement. We stand unequivocally behind Israel’s right to defend its borders, as it did in immediate response this morning. Read More...

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Statement on Kathleen Peratis' visit to Gaza

November 28th, 2011

J Street strongly regrets the recent meetings by its Board member Kathleen Peratis with members of Hamas and the articles that she has written about her visit to Gaza. Read More...

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Now What?

November 4th, 2011

Reports today suggest that the Palestinian application for U.N. membership will fall short of the nine votes needed in the Security Council next week. Read More...

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J Street Calls on Congress to Maintain American Contributions to UNESCO, Other UN Institutions

October 31st, 2011

WASHINGTON — J Street today called on Congress to amend US law to preserve American contributions to the United Nations Economic, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Those contributions are threatened by provisions of existing law prohibiting such funding following UNESCO member states’ decision today to grant the Palestinians full membership. Read More...

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Majority of Jewish Americans Support J Street's Views, Not ECI's

October 24th, 2011

WASHINGTON— J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami issued the following statement in response to an article posted today in Washington Jewish Week, “After J Street Declares War, ECI Punches Back.” Read More...

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Emergency Committee for Israel Is Bad for Israel

October 24th, 2011

Mainstream American Jewish Groups, Israeli Government Leaders Reject Efforts to Make Support of Israel a Partisan Wedge Issue Taken by itself, the Emergency Committee for Israel’s (ECI) founding board member Rachel Abrams’ blog post on the release of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was inappropriate and wrong. Read More...

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