Statement on Recent Threats Against JVP Activists

February 8th, 2011

J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami issued the following statement in response to recent threats against Jewish Voice for Peace activists:

J Street is deeply disturbed by recent threats against Jewish Voice for Peace activists in California. As a community, we will certainly have disagreements when it comes to Israel's and America's best interests -- but when those disagreements turn into ad hominen attacks, threats and violence, it is simply unacceptable. We condemn these actions and call for a civil, constructive community conversation over Israel and the difficult issues at hand.