The 2011 J Street conference endorsed the views of its speakers, including one who supports the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement.
J Street very clearly opposes the global BDS movement and believes that actions that target the state of Israel or its people are inappropriate tools for trying to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Our full policy positions are available here.
We believe that it serves the long-term health and vibrancy of our community to engage on the substance of these issues, even – and especially – when we have fundamental disagreements with some of the individuals or organizations we debate. Closing the door to an open, robust conversation only drives away many of those our community seeks to engage, especially when it comes to younger Jews.
It is for those reasons that we were proud to have speakers at our conference to the left and to the right of J Street’s own positions.