Abbas, Netanyahu UN Speeches Were a Missed Opportunity

September 30th, 2014

In their speeches to the United Nations General Assembly, both President Abbas and Prime Minister Netanyahu missed the opportunity to put forth fresh or bold ideas for advancing hopes of reaching peace. Read More...

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Letter Could Shift Senate Approach to Palestinian Authority

September 10th, 2014

J Street welcomes the sign-on letter being circulated by Senators Casey and Ayotte offering to work with Secretary Kerry "to create the conditions that will allow Israelis and Palestinians to move closer to peace." Read More...

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J Street Condemns New Settlement Announcement, Urges Firmer US Action

September 2nd, 2014

J Street condemns as provocative, damaging and extremely destructive to Israel and to hopes of peace a decision by the Israeli government to seize almost 1,000 acres of land in the occupied West Bank to build a massive new settlement. Read More...

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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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