Time for Solutions

August 20th, 2014

In our view, political leadership at this challenging moment requires more than responding to rockets with force – it requires proposing viable political solutions that can be accepted by Palestinian moderates, neighboring countries and the international community. We urge the government of Israel to put forward a bold, comprehensive proposal for resolving the conflict and to propose a cease-fire while this is negotiated. Read More...

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Something Leibel Fein Taught Me

August 15th, 2014

I will forever be grateful to Leibel for his truth. It stung, but it taught me that I am responsible for my words and that I am obligated to speak my conscience and my values even when it’s hard, even when it’s not popular. Read More...

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J Street Mourns Loss of Voice of Conscience Leonard Fein

August 14th, 2014

Jeremy Ben-Ami: "Leibel was a dear friend and a singular voice of conscience for the Jewish people. His death is a tremendous loss for our community" Read More...

Tags: In Memoriam pro-Israel pro-peace

J Street Welcomes Israeli Initiative Against Racism

August 14th, 2014

J Street welcomes an initiative launched by Education Minister Shai Piron to combat the growth of racism and incitement in Israeli society with a special education program in Israeli schools in the new school year. Read More...

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News Roundup 8/5/2014

August 5th, 2014

Top news and analysis impacting the work of the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement. Read More...

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A voice of hope?

August 4th, 2014

I’ve been a rabbi for six years. I have counseled people who have lost children to cancer and addiction, men who are facing life in prison, or a fatal diagnosis. The question a rabbi faces most often in pastoral situations is “Where is God?” Read More...

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J Street News Roundup 8/4/2014

August 4th, 2014

Top news and analysis impacting the work of the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement. Read More...


J Street Strongly Condemns Horrific Violation of Ceasefire

August 1st, 2014

Street strongly condemns the attack by Hamas this morning in which two Israeli soldiers were killed and 2nd Lieutenant Hadar Goldin was abducted. Read More...

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