Statement on Demolition of the Shepherd's Hotel

January 10th, 2011

The demolition of the Shepherd's Hotel in East Jerusalem is a deeply provocative action, and we urge the Israeli government to find a way to stop such provocations and refrain from unilateral actions that undermine peace efforts. Read More...

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J Street to Hold Second National Conference in Washington

January 7th, 2011

The conference, this February 26th through March 1st, will bring together activists, community leaders, students, politicians, and experts from the United States, Israel, the Middle East, and Europe, marking an extraordinary show of support for bold, urgent American leadership in pursuit of a two-state solution. Read More...

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J Street Strongly Objects to Knesset Commission of Inquiry into Human Rights & Civil Society Organizations

January 6th, 2011

J Street strongly objects to the Knesset's approval of a commission of inquiry into Israeli human rights and civil society organizations. The proposed commission reeks of McCarthyism and is an affront to fundamental democratic and Jewish values. Read More...

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J Street Applauds Senate Ratification of New START Treaty

December 22nd, 2010

J Street applauds the Senate's ratification of the New START Treaty and is pleased by the bipartisan support for passage before the end of the 111th Congress. The treaty will enhance the long-term security interests of the United States and Israel, among many other benefits. Read More...

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J Street Seattle Calls on Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign to Reconsider Bus Ads

December 21st, 2010

J Street Seattle calls on the Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign to reconsider its advertising campaign that will run later this month. The ads accuse Israel of utilizing U.S. aid to commit war crimes. This only serves to inflame tensions and promote division and confusion, rather than to point the way towards a productive resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read More...

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Statement on Berman Resolution

December 15th, 2010

J Street opposes a unilateral declaration of Palestinian statehood, but we regret that we cannot support the Berman Resolution as drafted because it addresses only one issue standing in the way of peace. Read More...

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Consensus Building Around Bolder American Moves

December 14th, 2010

After too much talking about talking, Israel, the Palestinians, and the region as a whole cannot afford yet another delay. It's time for a bold new American strategy, focused on borders and security, before it's too late. Read More...

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J Street Rabbinic Leaders Condemn Religious Ruling Barring Home Rentals to Non-Jews

December 8th, 2010

This week's ruling by rabbis in Israel that forbids the renting or selling of homes to non-Jews is deeply disturbing and represents a cynical and offensive use of Torah and Jewish values to promote a discriminatory, fundamentalist ideology. As rabbis, we join with Prime Minister Netanyahu and many other Israeli leaders in condemning this racist decision and standing up for the democratic principles on which Israel was founded. Read More...

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