J Street Welcomes Gaza Cease-Fire

August 26th, 2014

We urge the parties to carry out the commitments they have made, so that the cease-fire proves durable and Israelis and Palestinians can finally emerge from the darkness that has engulfed them for nearly two months. Read More...

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Time for Solutions

August 20th, 2014

In our view, political leadership at this challenging moment requires more than responding to rockets with force – it requires proposing viable political solutions that can be accepted by Palestinian moderates, neighboring countries and the international community. We urge the government of Israel to put forward a bold, comprehensive proposal for resolving the conflict and to propose a cease-fire while this is negotiated. Read More...

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J Street Mourns Loss of Voice of Conscience Leonard Fein

August 14th, 2014

Jeremy Ben-Ami: "Leibel was a dear friend and a singular voice of conscience for the Jewish people. His death is a tremendous loss for our community" Read More...

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J Street Welcomes Israeli Initiative Against Racism

August 14th, 2014

J Street welcomes an initiative launched by Education Minister Shai Piron to combat the growth of racism and incitement in Israeli society with a special education program in Israeli schools in the new school year. Read More...

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J Street Strongly Condemns Horrific Violation of Ceasefire

August 1st, 2014

Street strongly condemns the attack by Hamas this morning in which two Israeli soldiers were killed and 2nd Lieutenant Hadar Goldin was abducted. Read More...

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J Street Statement on Gaza Conflict

July 30th, 2014

J Street is deeply shocked and saddened by the losses suffered in this round of violence, from dozens of Israeli soldiers and civilians to the more than a thousand Gaza residents dead, and thousands more wounded. Read More...

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Jeremy Ben-Ami Remarks to Democratic Steering & Outreach Committee

July 23rd, 2014

This morning, J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami spoke to more than 20 Democratic Senators at a session with Jewish leaders hosted by the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee (DSOC) in the United States Capitol. Read More...

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J Street Supports Kerry's Effort to Broker Ceasefire Agreement

July 21st, 2014

In the face of a mounting and deeply troubling death toll, J Street supports President Obama's decision to send Secretary of State John Kerry to the Middle East to promote ending hostilities between Israel and Hamas. We hope the Secretary will succeed in finding a formula to bring all parties into a ceasefire agreement quickly. Read More...

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