Response to CUNY Decision to Revoke Tony Kushner Honorary Degree

May 5th, 2011

J Street and J Street U strongly objects to a decision by the City University of New York Board of Trustees to revoke an honorary degree to playwright Tony Kushner, a decision based purely on his views on Israel. Read More...

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Tell Israeli PM Netanyahu: Treat J Street & the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement as allies

March 21st, 2011

J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami and J Street Board Chair Davidi Gilo are in Israel this week to participate in a Knesset committee debate into whether J Street deserves to carry the tagline “pro-Israel.” [1] In advance of the committee hearing, J Street members are calling on Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to treat the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement as allies. Read More...

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Response to Soros Op-Ed and RJC Attacks

February 4th, 2011

J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami responds to George Soros' recent op-ed in The Washington Post and the Republican Jewish Coalition's misrepresentation of the op-ed and attacks on J Street and Soros Read More...


J Street Statement on Taglit-Birthright Israel Trip

February 1st, 2011

J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami issued the following statement today, following J Street U student board President Mori Rothman's statement on Taglit-Birthright Israel's cancellation of the "Explore Israel: Progressive Zionism and Social Justice" tri Read More...


J Street U Responds to Birthright's Decision to Cancel Trip

January 31st, 2011

J Street U had planned our Birthright trip in order to forge an avenue through which liberal-minded college students - who may otherwise not engage - could develop a deep and lasting relationship with the Jewish homeland. Particularly in light of the tremendous enthusiasm for the trip, we are deeply troubled by Birthright's abrupt decision to cancel it. Read More...


J Street Alarmed by Senator Paul's Call to End Foreign Aid

January 27th, 2011

Jeremy Ben-Ami, J Street President, issued the following statement after Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) told CNN's Wolf Blitzer that he would end all foreign aid, including assistance to Israel Read More...


J Street Responds to Rep. Gary Ackerman

January 25th, 2011

J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami released the following statement in response to Rep. Gary Ackerman's comments on J Street Read More...