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Is Peace Possible?

Facilitator Guides:
Why Two States? Why Now?
October 2009 in Washington, DC. Hear from Israeli and Americans who spoke at J Street's first National Conference on why we need two states now. Includes comments from Bernard Avishai, Ami Ayalon, Former MK Haim Ramon, Amb. Martin Indyk, Robert Wexler, General Jim Jones and more. 37 minutes.


J Street Presents: Ami Ayalon, Former Commander-in-Chief of the Israeli Navy; Former Director of the Shin Bet. June 1, 2010 at North Shore Congregation Israel. Ami Ayalon discusses: Zionism and two states, security, Iran, the world community and disengagement from Gaza. 43 minutes.
J Street Presents: Bradley Burston, Haaretz columnist and senior editor of October 30, 2010 at Congregation Beth Shalom. Bradley Burston speaks about the responsibilities of Jews worldwide and in Israel. Burston has also covered Israel and Palestinian affairs for the Jersualem Post and Reuters. 24 minutes.
J Street Presents: Israel's Security and Iran: A View from Lt. Gen Dani Haloutz, Former IDF Chief of Staff. September 12, 2012 at Adath Jeshurun Synagogue. Former IDF and IAF Commander Dani Haloutz toured the US with J Street in 2012, discussing the importance of a diplomatic resolution to the nuclear crisis with Iran. 77 minutes.
J Street Presents: A Two State Solution: Why Israel's Security Depends on it with IDF Brigadier General Israela Oron. December 5, 2010 at Temple Judea. Oron is former deputy National Security Council adviser and former Chief of the Women's Corps. Oron visited South Florida with J Street in 2010 to discuss the importance of a two-state solution to ensuring a secure Israel. 18 minutes.
Jeremy Ben-Ami debates Bill Kristol, May 15, 2012 at B'nai Jeshurun Synagogue. J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami and Emergency Committee for Israel Chairman Bill Kristol discuss the Jewish vote, the state of pro-Israel advocacy in America, and the future of what it means to be pro-Israel in a conversation moderated by The Forward editor Jane Eisner. 82 minutes.

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J Street Recommended Reading

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Sami Adwan et al.
An innovative account of Israeli and Palestinian history that presents the two perspectives on each page.
Peter Beinart
A courageous critique of the Jewish American establishment’s relationship to Israel.
Jeremy Ben-Ami
J Street’s founder and president lays out a new direction for both American policy and the debate over Israel in the American Jewish community.
Shlomo Ben-Ami
An insider’s perspective and even-handed representation of the Arab-Israeli conflict from the birth of Zionism until today.
Gershom Gorenberg
A revelation of how Israel’s policies, particularly the continuation of occupation, are undermining its democracy and existence as a Jewish state.
Daniel Kurtzer
A collection of essays from top politicians, diplomats and academics on how to advance Israeli-Palestinian peace in a changing Middle East.
Arthur Hertzberg
An overview of the foundational authors of Zionism.
Amos Oz
A powerful memoir/family history of a native Israeli and prolific author, his family and the nation of Israel.
Sarah Glidden
A graphic novel of the author’s experience traveling to Israel with Taglit-Birthright Israel.
Idith Zertal and Akiva Eldar
Based on years of research, and written by one of Israel’s leading historians and journalists, this involving narrative focuses on the ways that the occupation has transformed many different aspects of Israeli society.

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J Street recommends the following films since they show important perspectives on crucial issues affecting Israel's future and the two-state solution. We do not endorse specific viewpoints of the filmmakers or subjects portrayed in these films.

Click on the titles to learn more about the films.

Please note that when you rent or purchase a DVD or watch a film on Netflix, you have screening rights for individual viewing only. If you are interested in holding a public screening, please contact the film distributors or email programs [at] jstreet [dot] org.

Yonathan and Masha Zur, 2009, 86 min
Harry Hunkele, 2009, 96 min

Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman, 2011, 70 min

David Aslan, 2003, 40 min
Julia Bacha, 2009, 70 min
Lilly Rivlin, 2006, 51 min
Yun Suh, 2009, 66 min
Ronit Avni and Julia Bacha, 2006, 85 min
Paula Weiman-Kelman, 2008, 60 min
Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi, 2011, 94 min
Dror Moreh, 2012, 97 min
Rebekah Wingert-Jabi, 2011, four 8-min films
Chaim Yavin, 2005, 55 min
Ra'anan Alexandrovicz, 2011, 101 min.
Just Vision, 2012, 25 min.
Lisa Gossels, 2010, 89 min
Joanna Natasegara & Richard Symons, 2012, 79 min.
Landrum Bolling, 2006, 30 min

Dan Setton, 2012, 98 min

Ari Folman, 2008, 90 min

Click here for a list of films recommended for personal viewing.

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Educational Videos

Where did Prime Minister Netanyahu set his red line? (approx: 4 mins)

The Straight Truth on Jerusalem (approx: 2 mins)

Iran: What the experts are saying (approx: 2 mins)

Check out more videos and statements of support for J Street and our mission on our YouTube channel.

Correcting the record on the Jewish vote in 2010 (approx: 90 seconds)

5 Facts You Need to Know about the Jewish Vote in 2012 (approx: 2 mins)


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Holiday Resources

Passover Haggadah Supplements


High Holiday Resources


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