J Street Congratulates Israeli President Peres on Receiving Presidential Medal of Freedom

June 13th, 2012

J Street proudly congratulates Israeli President Shimon Peres on receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom today, an honor rarely extended to world leaders. Read More...

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New “holds” on Palestinian aid again undermine Israel’s security

June 12th, 2012

WASHINGTON — J Street Director of Government Affairs Dylan Williams issued the following statement concerning “holds” placed by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) on FY2012 funds for US training of Palestinian security forces, and Palestinian civil society and humanitarian projects benefiting Israel’s security: Read More...

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J Street's Jeremy Ben-Ami Responds to Ulpana Evacuation and West Bank Settlement Announcements

June 7th, 2012

This week saw several important developments—some positive, others deeply troubling— regarding Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Read More...

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Israel hands over remains of 91 Palestinian militants in effort to renew peace talks

June 2nd, 2012

J Street welcomes news that the Israeli government has returned the remains of 91 militants who were killed in perpetrating attacks on Israel. While a deeply humane gesture, this is, no doubt, difficult for the many Israelis whose lives were affected by these terrorist attacks. Read More...

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Watch Jeremy Ben-Ami debate Bill Kristol

June 1st, 2012

J Street President recently debated Emergency Committee for Israel Bill Kristol at B'nai Jeshurun in NYC. Watch their full debate. Read More...

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House Requires Report on Consequences of Military Strike on Iran

May 31st, 2012

“Today’s vote reaffirms that Congress is hearing the warnings of American and Israeli security experts who believe that a military strike on Iran would not only fail to stop its nuclear program, but could actually trigger its acceleration,” said Dylan Williams, J Street’s Director of Government Affairs. “Members of Congress ultimately don’t want to enter into a conflict which fails to achieve its objectives and results in devastating losses to our troops and our allies.” Read More...

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Dianne Feinstein Fourth Senate Candidate Endorsed by Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace PAC

May 30th, 2012

WASHINGTON—Today Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) welcomed JStreetPAC’s endorsement, making her the fourth senatorial candidate to receive the pro-Israel, pro-peace PAC’s backing in this election cycle. Read More...

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