Members of Congress Visit Israel and West Bank with J Street as New Government Takes Shape

May 12th, 2015

As Prime Minister Netanyahu formalized his fourth coalition government last week, five Members of Congress and 15 American Jewish leaders traveled to Israel and Palestinian territory on a weeklong mission led by the J Street Education Fund (JSEF). Read More...

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J Street applauds letter backing diplomacy with Iran signed by more than one-third of House

May 7th, 2015

J Street welcomes news that 150 Members of Congress have signed a letter to the President in support of diplomacy now underway to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. Read More...

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J Street Calls On New Right-Wing Netanyahu Government to Prove Two-State Commitment

May 6th, 2015

As Americans and as supporters of Israel, J Street respects and values Israel's democratic process even when it results in a government with whose policies we may disagree. The new Israeli government will be judged by its actions in confronting the major challenges facing Israel. High on the agenda must be securing Israel’s long-term security and its democracy, which can only be achieved through an agreement to end the conflict with the Palestinians based on a two-state solution. The new government must also work hard to repair the crucial US-Israel relationship, which has been severely strained by Netanyahu’s actions. Read More...

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J Street Opposes Roskam-Vargas Trade Bill That Undermines US and Israeli Interests

April 22nd, 2015

J Street is adamantly opposed to the Global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement. We’ve worked consistently, particularly on college campuses, to oppose BDS efforts that are often thinly-veiled attempts to delegitimize Israel. We view the Roskam-Vargas “U.S.-Israel Trade and Commercial Enhancement Act” (H.R.825) as not simply unhelpful to the effort to combat Global BDS, but contrary to longstanding US policy opposing settlement of the territory occupied by Israel in the 1967 Six Day War. Read More...

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J Street Marks Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut

April 21st, 2015

This Yom HaZikaron, we commemorate a day that is deeply personal for every Israeli--whose parents, children, brothers and sisters lie in military cemeteries in towns and cities across the country. Even since last year, dozens have died fighting in the Gaza Strip and on Israel’s borders, or as victims of rocket attacks and terrorism. Read More...

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J Street Welcomes Compromise on Iran Agreement Review Bill

April 15th, 2015

J Street welcomes the compromise reached between members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (S.615). Under the compromise that won unanimous support in the committee, key provisions in the original draft, that had threatened to kill the nuclear negotiations with Iran, were removed. We also welcome the White House's openness to signing the bill in its new, benign form into law. Read More...

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Leading Arab, Jewish and Iranian Groups Jointly Welcome Framework for Preventing Nuclear-Armed Iran

April 6th, 2015

The Arab American Institute (AAI), J Street, and the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) issued the following joint statement regarding the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action framework struck by Iran and the P5+1: We congratulate President Obama, Secretary Kerry, and the US negotiating team for successfully reaching an historic agreement that provides a framework for preventing a nuclear-armed Iran and averts a disastrous war. While there is much work to be done to address our remaining concerns regarding Iran's objectionable policies, reaching a final agreement by June on the nuclear issue is an important step to enhancing American and regional security. Read More...

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A Historic Framework for Nuclear Negotiations with Iran

April 2nd, 2015

J Street welcomes the historic framework for a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action reached in international negotiations on Iran's nuclear program. Read More...

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