J Street Welcomes Gaza Cease-Fire

August 26th, 2014

We urge the parties to carry out the commitments they have made, so that the cease-fire proves durable and Israelis and Palestinians can finally emerge from the darkness that has engulfed them for nearly two months. Read More...

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J Street News Roundup 8/21/2014

August 21st, 2014

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

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Time for Solutions

August 20th, 2014

In our view, political leadership at this challenging moment requires more than responding to rockets with force – it requires proposing viable political solutions that can be accepted by Palestinian moderates, neighboring countries and the international community. We urge the government of Israel to put forward a bold, comprehensive proposal for resolving the conflict and to propose a cease-fire while this is negotiated. Read More...

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Something Leibel Fein Taught Me

August 15th, 2014

I will forever be grateful to Leibel for his truth. It stung, but it taught me that I am responsible for my words and that I am obligated to speak my conscience and my values even when it’s hard, even when it’s not popular. Read More...

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J Street Mourns Loss of Voice of Conscience Leonard Fein

August 14th, 2014

Jeremy Ben-Ami: "Leibel was a dear friend and a singular voice of conscience for the Jewish people. His death is a tremendous loss for our community" Read More...

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J Street Welcomes Israeli Initiative Against Racism

August 14th, 2014

J Street welcomes an initiative launched by Education Minister Shai Piron to combat the growth of racism and incitement in Israeli society with a special education program in Israeli schools in the new school year. Read More...

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News Roundup 8/5/2014

August 5th, 2014

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

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A voice of hope?

August 4th, 2014

I’ve been a rabbi for six years. I have counseled people who have lost children to cancer and addiction, men who are facing life in prison, or a fatal diagnosis. The question a rabbi faces most often in pastoral situations is “Where is God?” Read More...

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