Israel Loses Great Soldier, Peacemaker

December 19th, 2012

Today we mourn the loss of a great Israeli patriot and peace visionary, Amnon Lipkin-Shahak. As IDF chief of staff, Minister for Transport and for Tourism, and a member of the Knesset, Lipkin-Shahak's long career will be remembered for his tremendous service to his country and to the Jewish people and especially for his inspiring advocacy for peace. Read More...

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400+ Rabbis, Cantors Oppose Israel’s E1 Building Plans

December 17th, 2012

More than four hundred US rabbis, cantors, and rabbinical students, and cantorial students are expressing grave concern about Israel’s plans to advance the construction of settlements in the controversial E1 area of the West Bank and authorizing thousands of new housing units in East Jerusalem. Read More...

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Hope

December 16th, 2012

Some say the odds of meaningful presidential action are slim, given the rest of his daunting agenda. That becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy if we make it our excuse for not engaging. Read More...

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E1 Development Would Be ‘The Death Knell for the Two-State Solution’

November 30th, 2012

J Street strongly opposes the Israeli government’s announcement of its intention to build 3,000 new housing units on the West Bank and in East Jerusalem. Read More...

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Enough of silence

November 18th, 2012

With rockets flying and bombs falling, our hearts and prayers go out to all impacted by this latest violence. Those who grieve the loss of loved ones. Those suffering from injury and trauma. Those huddled in shelters, homes and schools dreading the next blast or siren. Read More...

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JStreetPAC Scores Big in 2012 Election

November 7th, 2012

JStreetPAC emerged from the 2012 election as the nation's largest pro-Israel PAC and with 50 percent more endorsed Members of the House and Senate than last cycle. Read More...

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A True Partner

November 5th, 2012

As we commemorate the legacy of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin seventeen years after his tragic assassination, we are called to remember the two fundamental realizations that drove his pursuit of a two-state solution: “to be a Jewish, democratic state, we have to separate,” and “you don’t make peace with friends.” Read More...

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UN-forgettable

September 30th, 2012

They say a picture is worth a thousand words – a lesson Prime Minister Netanyahu and his advisors demonstrated on the world's largest stage this week. Read More...

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