“What happened at the J Street conference”

May 1st, 2009

J Street’s third national conference, ”Making History,” took place in March in Washington, D.C., attracting more than 2,500 participants, of which 650 were students from 125 schools.

As a longtime supporter of J Street, feeling that it is the only viable pro-Israel lobby advocating for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I headed to that conference, wondering about the mood of the speakers and the participants.

I’ve lived through the founding of Israel and its crises — many of those years living in Israel — and I have never been more concerned for its future.

Fortunately, I found a diversity of opinions regarding how best to work with our Jewish homeland, and almost all the attendees were full of hope for our cause and for Israel, believing it still can be a country of democracy, justice and peace.

Read the full article here.