J Street Condemns Knesset Passage of Boycott Bill

July 12th, 2011

J Street condemns the Knesset’s passage yesterday of a law making the call for boycotts of Israel or the West Bank settlements illegal, as a clear and unabashed violation of the fundamental democratic precept of freedom of speech. Read More...

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J Street opposes the Gaza-bound flotilla, expresses concern about possible violence

June 28th, 2011

J Street opposes the Gaza-bound flotilla. We strongly urge those organizing and participating in the flotilla to reconsider. We are deeply concerned that a new attempt to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza could spark violence and result in further entrenchment by both sides, derailing efforts to restart Israeli-Palestinian negotiations at this critical time. Read More...

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J Street Commends CUNY Vote to Reverse Decision Revoking Tony Kushner Honorary Degree

May 10th, 2011

The decision by the Board of the City University of New York to grant an honorary degree to Tony Kushner is a victory for all of those in the Jewish community and beyond who cherish freedom of speech and are unwilling to punish people for the content of their political views. Read More...

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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...

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