J Street Invites Activists to ‘Smear a Bagel, Not Chuck Hagel

January 9th, 2013

WASHINGTON - In the face of a vicious attack on the character of President Obama's choice for Secretary of Defense, J Street is launching a new campaign, "Smear a Bagel, not Chuck Hagel,” responding to the distortions of Hagel's opponents with humor. Read More...

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Hagel will be valued voice of reason in Obama Cabinet

January 7th, 2013

J Street welcomes the nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel to be the next Defense Secretary of the United States and feels confident he will be a great addition to President Obama's cabinet. We look forward to his speedy confirmation by the Senate. Read More...

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Extremism in our community

December 27th, 2012

We have a real problem in the American debate on Israel. It's the same problem blocking any sort of budget deal or common sense gun safety measures. Read More...

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Settlement Expansion Jeopardizes US-Israel Alliance

December 19th, 2012

The Israeli government’s intensified settlement drive is jeopardizing Israel’s survival as a Jewish and democratic state, and now threatens to damage its historic alliance with the United States. Read More...

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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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