J Street Welcomes Peaceful Evacuation of 5 Buildings in Ulpana

June 27th, 2012

We welcome the news of yesterday's peaceful evacuation of five buildings in accord with the Israeli Supreme Court’s ruling that they were built illegally on private Palestinian land. Read More...

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J Street Statement on Rocket Fire from Gaza

June 20th, 2012

J Street is deeply concerned about the spate of rockets from Gaza fired on southern Israel over the past two days and about the potential of this latest escalation of violence to spiral out of control. Read More...

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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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