Statement on new Israeli settlement construction

September 4th, 2009

J Street is deeply dismayed by reports of Prime Minister Netanyahu's planned approval of additional settlement construction in the West Bank. Read More...


Success: August Action Challenge generates 63,932 actions

September 2nd, 2009

At the beginning of August, we set an ambitious goal of taking 50,000 actions by the end of the month to support the President's push for a two-state solution. And with your help, we not only hit that goal - we smashed it! Together, we stood up to baseless rumors and smears against President Obama; supported the President's balanced approach to resolving the conflict; told our friends and family about the many prominent Israelis who support strong US leadership in the Mideast; and let the President and Special Envoy Mitchell know that they have our support when they "hit the gas" on a two-state solution. We sent 59,400 emails, made 1,288 calls, and told 3,244 friends about our work. That's 63,932 actions in total! We've demonstrated the deep well of support from friends of Israel for the President's leadership in achieving a two-state solution now, for ending the stalemate of the past two decades, and for the difficult steps we're asking Israel and its neighbors to take. Read More...


Statement on Hamas' Holocaust Denial

September 1st, 2009

J Street unequivocally condemns Holocaust denial by Hamas officials, most recently in an open letter to UNRWA Chief John Ging stating that the group refuses to "let our children study a lie invented by the Zionists". Read More...


J Street Names Jewish Community Leader, Washington Insider, Israeli Combat Vet to Head Government Affairs

August 26th, 2009

J Street announced today that Hadar Susskind, an IDF special forces veteran and Vice President and Washington Director of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), has been appointed Director of Policy and Strategy for the political arm of the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement. Read More...


J Street responds to Neve Gordon's "Boycott Israel" op-ed

August 25th, 2009

Jeremy Ben-Ami responds to Neve Gordon's call in the LA Times to boycott Israel. Read More...


Israelis Discuss Support for President Obama and Two-State Solution

August 24th, 2009

J Street sat down with a number of prominent Israelis, including former military and security officials, to discuss the importance of a two-state solution and J Street’s work supporting the President’s efforts to achieve such a resolution. These interviews demonstrate the deep support among prominent Israeli former military officials, political leaders, diplomats, writers, and artists for the strong American leadership that is critical to achieving a two-state solution and providing real peace and security to Israel as a Jewish democracy.  Watch the video below and then click here to send it to your friends and family. For a longer version of the video, click here. The complete list of Israelis interviewed for the videos is below the fold. Read More...


A cool focus during the summer's political heat

August 21st, 2009

J Street Executive Director Jeremy Ben-Ami rounds up the latest news on our Word on the Street blog. Read More...


J Street to Launch National Field, Grassroots Program

August 18th, 2009

J Street is excited to explore how a national grassroots operation can enhance our existing work, building support and momentum for U.S. efforts to promote peace and security in the Middle East. Read More...