J Street News Roundup 3/27/2015

March 27th, 2015

Top news and analysis impacting the work of the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement Read More...

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J Street welcomes diversity of views, voices at national conference; organization’s positions on key issues unchanged

March 20th, 2015

“We have always encouraged open debate at our conferences, and this year is no exception,” said Vice President for Communications, Alan Elsner. “We believe the long-term health of the Jewish community requires open debate of critical issues. That’s why we welcome speakers, some of whom may express views which we do not endorse. Vigorous debate strengthens our community and our delegates need to hear as wide a range of thoughts as possible.” Read More...

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White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough to Keynote J Street’s Fifth National Conference

March 19th, 2015

J Street announced today that White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough will address more than 3,000 J Street conference attendees just six days after the Israeli election and as nuclear negotiations with Iran near a climax. Read More...

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J Street U National Board: Fingerhut's Decision A Loss for Hillel International

March 9th, 2015

The J Street U Student Board is deeply frustrated by the decision of Hillel International President Eric Fingerhut to pull out of the upcoming J Street National Conference. As students gather from over 100 campuses across the United States, we are looking forward to attending the conference and leading a movement of motivated, passionate students to fight for Israel’s future and an end to the occupation. It is a loss for Mr. Fingerhut and a shame for Hillel International that he will not be there with us. Read More...

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J Street condemns attack in Jerusalem

March 6th, 2015

J Street condemns this morning’s terror attack in Jerusalem, in which seven people were wounded when a Palestinian man rammed his car into a light rail station. Our thoughts are with the injured and we wish them a swift recovery. Read More...

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Netanyahu Speech: Strong Rhetoric, No Realistic Alternative

March 3rd, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress offered no new ideas and no realistic strategy to resolve the Iranian nuclear crisis. Read More...

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Statement: Boteach ad crosses a line of decency that should not be breached

February 28th, 2015

A full-page advertisement bought in the New York Times by "Our World," a group run by unsuccessful Republican congressional candidate Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, contains vile accusations against National Security Adviser Susan Rice and crosses a line of decency that should not be breached. Read More...

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J Street Astonished by Foxman Statement

February 11th, 2015

J Street is astonished and taken aback by today’s intemperate statement by the Anti-Defamation League’s National Director, Abraham H. Foxman, which attacks our organization for challenging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent assertion that he speaks for all Jews in his hardline position on Iran. Read More...

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