J Street to Rep. Eric Cantor: Funding Israel is Not a Political Football

October 26th, 2010

J Street opposes separating aid to Israel from the foreign assistance appropriations to other countries for the sake of accommodating right-wing politicians who are ideologically opposed to foreign aid. US assistance to Israel can only maximize our ally's security when provided in concert with economic and military aid to other countries that enhances stability by fighting poverty and extremism in the region and beyond. Read More...

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Statement on 15th Anniversary of Yitzhak Rabin's assassination

October 19th, 2010

J Street's Vice President for Policy and Strategy Hadar Susskind issued the following statement marking the 15th Anniversary of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassination. Read More...

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Statement on Proposed Israeli Loyalty Oath

October 8th, 2010

J Street opposes the proposal Israel's Government is considering to amend the oath that non-Jewish applicants must take to acquire Israeli citizenship. We join with these and other leading Israelis across the political spectrum in calling on the Government of Israel to pull back from this proposal which runs counter not just to the values enshrined in the country's Declaration of Independence, but puts at risk the very democratic nature of the state itself. Read More...

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J Street Joins Israeli and Jewish Leaders in Condemning West Bank Mosque Arson

October 5th, 2010

J Street applauds Israeli and Jewish leaders from across the political spectrum for rejecting yesterday's incendiary and hateful arson attack at a West Bank mosque, believed to have been perpetrated by right-wing Jewish settlers. Read More...

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J Street Condemns Iranian President Ahmadinejad

September 23rd, 2010

J Street reiterates its strong condemnation of Iranian President Ahmadinejad's anti-Israel and anti-Semitic rhetoric and virulent Holocaust denial, as well as his regime's flagrant human rights violations and support for terrorist groups. With his vile rhetoric and outlandish conspiracy theories on display at this week's UN General Assembly, we urge the international community to denounce President Ahmadinejad and make clear that these views have no place in the community of nations. Read More...

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President Obama's Remarks at the UN General Assembly

September 23rd, 2010

J Street applauds President Obama's steadfast commitment to achieving a two-state solution, which he expressed in no uncertain terms this morning in his remarks to the UN General Assembly. We recognize that the road ahead will be difficult but, as the President made clear, there is no alternative to an active and sustained push for two states that secures Israel's future as the democratic homeland of the Jewish people and fulfills the legitimate aspirations of the Palestinian people. Read More...

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J Street Condemns Quran Burning Planned in Florida

September 8th, 2010

Acts of hate like these desecrate the values of tolerance and religious freedom on which this country was founded and provide fodder for extremism around the world. This anti-Muslim act is the latest in a deeply disturbing series of events in recent weeks, some which have involved physical violence. Read More...

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Distinguished Rabbinic Leaders Sign Letter in Support of J Street, Urgent US Leadership to Achieve Two States

September 1st, 2010

Nine former presidents of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), eight rabbis honored on The Forward's Sisterhood 50 list, and major rabbinic leaders from across the denominational spectrum have joined together to sign a letter in support of J Street, the pro-Israel, pro-peace advocacy organization, and its mission. The letter comes as direct talks commence between the Government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority, and on the eve of Rosh Hashanah. Read More...

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