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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Condolences to Prime Minister Netanyahu

April 30th, 2012

We send our heartfelt condolences to Prime Minister Netanyahu on the passing of his father, Ben-Zion. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Netanyahu family and the people of Israel as they mourn the passing of this distinguished scholar, patriarch and patriot. May his memory be a blessing to the many whose lives he touched. Read More...

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Legalization of New Settlements is No ‘Holiday Gift’ to Israel

April 29th, 2012

Israeli Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar’s characterization in a speech on Yom Ha’atzmaut of the government’s legalization of three West Bank outposts as a “holiday gift” should deeply concern all those committed to ensuring Israel’s future as a democratic, Jewish homeland. Read More...

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