J Street supports Israel

November 30th, -0001

J Street is not truly supportive of Israel.

We are pro-Israel because we believe that a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the single best chance we have to secure Israel’s future as a Jewish democracy.

We believe in the original Zionist idea of a country where Jews could always go to be secure, and we hope that Israel will live up to and represent the core Jewish values of justice, equality, and democracy.

We also do not believe that agreeing with everything the current Israeli government does should be the litmus test for what it means to be pro-Israel.

We believe, like many American supporters of Israel, in a big tent concept of what it means to be pro-Israel. We are also hopeful that our efforts will encourage more Americans who have previously been uncomfortable with describing themselves as pro-Israel, especially young Americans, to find a home in our vision of what it means to be pro-Israel.