Statement on House Resolution 1359, Calling for Shalit's Release

May 18th, 2010

J Street applauds the introduction of House Resolution 1359, which is an important demonstration of bipartisan support not just for Gilad Shalit's immediate release, but for achieving a two-state resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and for a Jewish and democratic Israel within recognized and secure borders. Read More...

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Peter Beinart's Wake-Up Call to the U.S. Jewish Establishment

May 17th, 2010

Jeremy Ben-Ami, President of J Street, reacts to Peter Beinart's recent essay entitled "The Failure of the American Jewish Establishment" in The New York Review of Books. Read More...

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For the Sake of Zion

May 14th, 2010

J Street applauds the American Jewish leaders who have launched a new effort, called For the Sake of Zion, to demonstrate support for ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a two-state solution. Read More...

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J Street Welcomes Obama's Iron Dome Funding Request, Urges Quick Congressional Approval

May 14th, 2010

J Street welcomes the Obama Administration's recent Congressional request for additional funding for Israel's "Iron Dome" to protect Israeli civilians from rocket attacks from Hamas, Hezbollah, and other militant groups. Read More...

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Israel Accepted into OECD

May 11th, 2010

Yesterday, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) unanimously accepted Israel’s application for membership to the exclusive organization of countries with prosperous, open economies. J Street welcomes this as a key step toward greater economic, social, and environmental coordination between Israel and the organization’s member countries. Read More...

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Rabbi Michael Lerner's home vandalized

May 11th, 2010

We at J Street were outraged last week to learn that Rabbi Michael Lerner's home was vandalized by those who disagree with the Rabbi's politics on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read More...

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J Street Welcomes Launch of Proximity Talks

May 3rd, 2010

While the start of talks is a step in the right direction, those committed to ending the conflict peacefully remain focused not on maintaining a process but concluding it successfully. This will require moving quickly to address the final status issues at the core of resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a two-state solution. Read More...

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