J Street's Israeli security experts tour

August 1st, 2011

J Street is proud to have sponsored a tour of seven distinguished Israeli security and political experts, including retired IDF Generals and Ambassadors, to the U.S. discuss Israel's security needs and interests. The delegation met with members of President Obama’s administration, members of Congress and at the Pentagon. Israeli Maj. Gen. (ret.) Shlomo Gazit, former Ambassador Alon Pinkas and Brig. Gen. (ret.) Nehamiah Dagan, among the others, spoke about the urgent need for Israel-Palestinian negotiations on a two-state solution to begin in advance of the anticipated UN vote on Palestinian statehood in September. They told the administration, members of Congress and U.S military officials that President Obama’s declaration for a negotiated settlement based on 1967 lines with agreed-upon land swaps was not just defensible, but was a political and military imperative for Israel. Read More...

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J Street Introduces New Communications Team

July 29th, 2011

WASHINGTON—J Street is pleased to announce the hire of three new staff members, who together will lead the pro-Israel, pro-peace organization’s communications effort. Read More...

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American Jews continue to back President Obama, US engagement in Israeli-Palestinian conflict

July 21st, 2011

Washington—Support for both President Barack Obama and for US leadership to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains robust among American Jews, according to a new poll. Read More...

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J Street Condemns Knesset Passage of Boycott Bill

July 12th, 2011

J Street condemns the Knesset’s passage yesterday of a law making the call for boycotts of Israel or the West Bank settlements illegal, as a clear and unabashed violation of the fundamental democratic precept of freedom of speech. Read More...

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J Street opposes the Gaza-bound flotilla, expresses concern about possible violence

June 28th, 2011

J Street opposes the Gaza-bound flotilla. We strongly urge those organizing and participating in the flotilla to reconsider. We are deeply concerned that a new attempt to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza could spark violence and result in further entrenchment by both sides, derailing efforts to restart Israeli-Palestinian negotiations at this critical time. Read More...

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Statement by J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami on the Fifth Anniversary of Gilad Shalit's Captivity

June 25th, 2011

It is impossible to imagine the pain that the Shalit family has experienced over the past five years since Gilad was kidnapped by Hamas, and has been held captive without any contact with the outside world, including the Red Cross. Every family in Israel and in the Jewish world extends its heart and prayers to Gilad and to his family on today's anniversary of his capture. Read More...

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Caring enough to engage

June 24th, 2011

We live at a time when serious decisions regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are under discussion, the resolution of which will have implications not just for the future of Israel but for Jews living all over the world. It's not surprising that these discussions are accompanied by deep tensions, as they raise questions of life and death, and about the success or failure of the State of Israel and the heart and the soul of the Jewish people. Read More...

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