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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Incitement in Tel Aviv

May 25th, 2012

Like many American Jews, I grew up believing that my people would always be at the forefront of protests against racism, not perpetrating it. I believed that history obliged us to fight not tolerate, much less engage in, prejudice. Read More...

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Bipartisan Letter Urges Support for Diplomacy with Iran

May 22nd, 2012

WASHINGTON— Seventy-one Members of Congress sent a letter to President Obama on Tuesday expressing support for diplomatic efforts to address concerns over Iran’s nuclear activities. The bipartisan effort, led by Reps. David Price (D-NC) and David Dreier (R-CA), calls on the President to continue exerting pressure on Iran through further sanctions and other diplomatic tools. Read More...

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Watch a clip of Jeremy Ben-Ami debating ECI's Bill Kristol

May 21st, 2012

The Emergency Committee for Israel Chairman, Bill Kristol, recently debated J Street President, Jeremy Ben-Ami, in New York City. Watch a clip of their debate. Read More...

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Congressional Debate on Iran Shifts with Defense Authorization Passage

May 18th, 2012

WASHINGTON — Today the House of Representatives declared unequivocally that nothing in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) authorizes the use of force against Iran. This declaration is the result of a bipartisan amendment lead by Congressmen John Conyers (D-MI), Keith Ellison (D-MN), Walter Jones (R-NC) and Ron Paul (R-TX). The amendment was included in a package of amendments agreed to by voice vote. Read More...

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