Jewish Americans Overwhelmingly Cold Toward Tea Party

June 16th, 2011

In response to reports of a new non-scientific sampling of Jewish American attitudes toward the Tea Party, J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami issued the following statement, drawing on the findings of J Street's Election Night 2010 poll of 1,000 randomly-selected Jewish Americans: "Contrary to claims that Jews are 'warming' to the Tea Party, actual scientific opinion research has shown that Jews hold deeply negative views of the Tea Party Movement and there is no evidence of any shift in the basic ideological positions or attitudes in the community as a whole," Ben-Ami said. Read More...

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Guest Post: Peace is Possible, by Representative Charles B. Rangel

June 9th, 2011

In a J Street guest post, Representative Charles B. Rangel "join[s] with President Barack Obama's call for our two great nations [Israel and the United States] to move beyond the current stalemate in peace negotiations with the Palestinians and re-launch efforts to establish a lasting two-state solution." Read More...

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J Street Commends President Obama's Middle East Speech

May 19th, 2011

J Street commends President Obama for his important speech today outlining his approach to the changing Middle East and stating that efforts to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a two-state solution are “more urgent than ever.” Read More...

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Israel Ad for Peace

May 18th, 2011

Prominent Israelis call for a Palestinian state -- an “existential Israeli interest.” Read More...

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J Street Reacts to Violence In, Around Israel

May 15th, 2011

In reaction to violence in and around Israel today, J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami calls on Palestinian leaders and the Israeli government to minimize further violence and casualties, and for President Obama to put forward a concrete set of ideas for breaking the present diplomatic impasse. Read More...

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Statement on George Mitchell's Resignation as U.S. Mideast Envoy

May 13th, 2011

J Street has deep respect for George Mitchell’s service as special Middle East peace envoy over the past two years. We are and will continue to be inspired by the Ambassador’s firm conviction that "there is no such thing as a conflict that can’t be ended." Read More...

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J Street Commends CUNY Vote to Reverse Decision Revoking Tony Kushner Honorary Degree

May 10th, 2011

The decision by the Board of the City University of New York to grant an honorary degree to Tony Kushner is a victory for all of those in the Jewish community and beyond who cherish freedom of speech and are unwilling to punish people for the content of their political views. Read More...

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Statement on Yom Ha-Zikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut

May 9th, 2011

J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami released the following statement as those in Israel mourn the fallen on Yom Ha-Zikaron (Israeli Remembrance Day), and begin to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day): Read More...

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