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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An Earthquake

May 14th, 2012

A week into J Street’s Leadership Mission to Israel, the earth shook. An earthquake Friday, measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale, rattled Israelis but caused little damage.

The "real earthquake" during our trip – and the one that made headlines – was, of course, political not geological. A surprise midnight deal between Prime Minister Netanyahu and Opposition Leader Shaul Mofaz shook Israeli politics, brought Kadima into the government, and averted early elections.

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Representative Joe Walsh has crossed the line

May 7th, 2012

Rep. Joe Walsh’s (R-IL) call in a Washington Times op-ed Friday endorsing a “one-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – a “contiguous Israeli state from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea” – is nothing short of a call for an end to Israel as the democratic home of the Jewish people. Read More...

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J Street National Leaders Meet with King Abdullah in Jordan

May 7th, 2012

The National Leadership Mission of J Street met today with King Abdullah II of Jordan at the King’s Palace in Amman. Read More...

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J Street Comments on Tzipi Livni’s resignation from the Knesset

May 1st, 2012

Throughout her 13 years in government, Tzipi Livni has defined the ideal of public service in Israel, pursuing her vision of the best interests of Israel with passion, dignity and integrity. Read More...

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