J Street Applauds Secretary Clinton's Remarks At AIPAC

March 22nd, 2010

J Street Executive Director Jeremy Ben-Ami applauded Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Monday remarks at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Read More...

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Our Full-Page Ad in the New York Times

March 22nd, 2010

J Street ran a full-page ad in the New York Times on Monday to get our pro-Israel, pro-peace message out at this critical time for Israel, the US, and the future of a two-state solution. Click the image on the right to download a PDF of the ad.  For those coming to our website for the first time or just first hearing about J Street, check out what we're all about on our About Us and Statement of Principles pages. Join us by signing up to receive J Street emails here. [Download a PDF of the ad.] [View the full text of the ad.] [NEW POLL: US Jews Continue to Support Obama's Push for Two States, Back Strong US Engagement] [40,000 actions in support of strong US-Israel friendship that is a two-way street.] Read More...

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J Street troubled by Presbyterian Church Report

March 19th, 2010

J Street responds to the Presbyterian Church (USA)'s report on Israel and the Middle East. Read More...

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Statement on Escalation of US-Israel Tensions

March 15th, 2010

The recent escalation of tension between the US and Israel - sparked by Israel's announcement regarding 1600 housing units in East Jerusalem - is a matter of serious concern to J Street and Israel's friends generally. The United States is Israel's closest ally. Their special relationship is rooted in shared interests and values and enjoys broad bipartisan support in Washington and across the country. That is all the more reason why the Obama administration's reaction to the treatment of the Vice President last week and to the timing and substance of the Israeli government's announcement was both understandable and appropriate. Read More...

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J Street Condemns PA's Honoring of Terrorist

March 12th, 2010

J Street strongly condemns the decision by the Palestinian Authority to honor Dalal Mughrabi, the leader of a 1978 terror attack that murdered 38 Israeli civilians, including 13 children. By promoting incitement through the glorification of terrorists and their actions, this decision harms the prospects for a two-state solution and true peace and reconciliation with Israel. Read More...

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Israeli-Palestinian Proximity Talks Announced

March 10th, 2010

J Street was pleased by Senator Mitchell’s announcement that Israeli and Palestinian leadership have accepted proximity talks and commended the U.S. administration for its concerted efforts to engage the parties and its strong commitment to a peaceful, diplomatic resolution to the conflict. While these talks are a step in the right direction toward a two-state resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and finally securing Israel's future as a democratic homeland of the Jewish people, ending the conflict will require strong and sustained American - and international - leadership to bridge differences and to support all sides in making difficult, but necessary compromises for peace. Additional Links: Statement by Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell, March 8, 2010. J Street Statement on Announcement of Proximity Talks, March 8, 2010. "Proximity Talks: Prospects for Success?" by Daniel Kurtzer. Foreign Policy, March 9, 2010. "Proximity Mean Close," by Gershon Baskin. The Jerusalem Post, March 9, 2010. Read More...

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J Street Joins VP Biden in Condemning New East Jerusalem Construction

March 9th, 2010

J Street joins Vice President Biden in condemning Israel's announcement of new East Jerusalem construction that only serves to hinder Middle East peace efforts, particularly as the Israelis and Palestinians begin proximity talks. As Vice President Biden said, this is "precisely the kind of step that undermines the trust we need right now." Read More...

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David Kimche

March 9th, 2010

J Street staff and the J Street community are deeply saddened to learn that former Israeli Foreign Ministry Director General and Mossad official David Kimche has passed away. Read More...

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