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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Statement on Announcement of Proximity Talks

March 8th, 2010

J Street welcomes Senator Mitchell's announcement today that Israeli and Palestinian leadership have accepted proximity talks. This announcement is a positive development - but ending the conflict through a two-state solution will require continued strong American leadership to bridge differences and to support all sides in making difficult, but necessary compromises for peace. Read More...

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J Street & J Street U Reiterate Opposition to BDS, "Israel Apartheid Week"

March 1st, 2010

As "Israel Apartheid Week" begins on campuses across North America this week to advocate for boycotts, divestment, and sanctions against Israel, J Street and J Street U reiterate our strong opposition to the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Read More...

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J Street Education Fund Congressional Mission Leaves for Mideast

February 12th, 2010

The J Street Education Fund announced that five members of Congress are departing today on a five-day visit to Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Territories - the first Congressional mission sponsored by the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement's educational arm. Read More...

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J Street U Statement on Recent Incidents at UC Irvine and Oxford

February 11th, 2010

J Street U calls on all students - from across the political spectrum - to engage in a civil conversation about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read More...

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