J Street Statement on Approval of New Gilo Construction

November 17th, 2009

J Street shares the White House’s dismay at the approval by the Jerusalem Planning Committee of 900 new housing units in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo. Read More...

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J Street responds to Emanuel, Netanyahu remarks at GA

November 10th, 2009

J Street applauds White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel's strong remarks this morning at the General Assembly, underscoring the Obama administration's continued commitment to end the Israeli-Palestinian and Israeli-Arab conflicts peacefully and diplomatically, as well as to the unbreakable US-Israel relationship. A strong US-Israel relationship means not only working to ensure Israel's security in the short-term, but also working to achieve a two-state solution that is essential to Israel's long-term security and future. Read More...

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Statement on Israeli Interception of Arms Ship in Mediterranean

November 5th, 2009

Yesterday's interception by the Israeli navy of a ship carrying weapons, believed to be intended for Hezbollah and sent by Iran, underscores the very real security threats Israel faces on a daily basis. It highlights, as well, the need for vigorous efforts by Israel, the United States, and the international community to combat weapons smuggling in the region - which J Street firmly supports. Read More...

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Statement on Secretary Clinton's Remarks on Mideast Peace Process

November 2nd, 2009

J Street reiterates its strong support for President Barack Obama's commitment to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a two-state solution and comprehensive regional peace during his first term in office - and for his belief that all parties have obligations to fulfill if we are to reach a resolution. Read More...

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Statement on J Street Position on Goldstone Report and H. Res. 867

October 30th, 2009

We are not urging members of Congress to oppose H. Res. 867. We are urging thoughtful amendment of the Resolution before passage to bring it in line with the principles we articulate in our statement on the legislation. Read More...

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J Street U Student Board Statement

October 28th, 2009

The national board of J Street U neither discussed nor voted on any action to remove the term "pro-Israel" from our platform, policy or the way we describe ourselves at J Street U's national conference. We are building this movement because we care about Israel, its future and the future of the entire Middle East. To us being pro-Israel is intertwined with being pro-Palestine, and recognizing this is a vital step in the pursuit of a lasting peace. Read More...

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J Street U Affirms Commitment to Pro-Israel Platform

October 27th, 2009

J Street U director Tammy Shapiro affirms organization's commitment to pro-Israel platform. Read More...

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Deputy PM Meridor Calls for Independent Israeli Investigaton of Gaza War

October 21st, 2009

Meridor is precisely correct when he says that "the best means of defense is for a state to investigate itself." This has been the recommendation of the Obama administration. It has been the consistent recommendation of J Street. Read More...

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