J Street Concerned About Appointment of Dayan as Consul General

March 28th, 2016

J Street notes with deep concern the appointment of former settlement leader Dani Dayan as Israel's Consul General in New York, home to the largest Jewish community in the world outside of Israel itself. Read More...

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Cruz Anti-Muslim Statement Is Morally Abhorrent and Dangerous

March 23rd, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s proposal patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods in the United States to stop them becoming radicalized is morally abhorrent as well as dangerously foolish. Read More...


J Street Condemns Horrific Terrorist Attacks in Brussels

March 22nd, 2016

We hope that law enforcement authorities will bring those responsible swiftly to justice --and will take all responsible steps to combat terror and keep people safe. Read More...

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J Street Mourns the Death of Former Mossad Director Meir Dagan

March 17th, 2016

Perhaps the greatest tribute to Dagan comes from former President Shimon Peres who described him today as “a brave soldier like no other, a wise statesman that knew there is no military victory without a diplomatic victory.” Read More...

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J Street Calls on President Abbas to Condemn Acts of Terror

March 9th, 2016

J Street calls on Palestinian Authority President Abbas to strongly condemn acts of terror against Israelis. We agree with the statements of Vice President Biden deploring not only the horrific attacks, but the failure of the Palestinian leadership to condemn them. Read More...


J Street Strongly Condemns New Spate of Terror Attacks Throughout Israel

March 8th, 2016

These attacks are the latest horrible chapter in the terrible violence that has plagued Israel and the West Bank for months. We feel for those who have to live in fear that they or someone they love may be the victim of random violence at any moment. Read More...

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J Street Condemns Proposed Expulsion of Palestinian Terrorists' Families to Gaza

March 2nd, 2016

If carried out, such moves would be a clear and outrageous example of collective punishment, and would in all likelihood violate international law against collective punishment and the forced transfer of protected people from occupied territory. Like home demolitions of the families of Palestinian terrorists, which the Israeli government has recently resumed carrying out, such acts of retribution fuel further despair and extremism. Read More...

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J Street Applauds Obama Signing Statement on Customs Bill

February 25th, 2016

J Street commends President Obama for reasserting his determination to fight boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) aimed against Israel while at the same time upholding the legal distinction between Israel and territories it captured in 1967 and has been occupying ever since. Read More...