J Street opposes sequestration, would not make an exception for Israel

March 6th, 2013

“The sequestration is bad policy and an abrogation of congressional responsibility. We support US aid to Israel which has been so important in developing important programs like the Iron Dome missile defense system. But American and Israeli interests are best served by rejecting the cuts across the board and not by singling out Israel as an exception,” said J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami. Read More...

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J Street Congratulates Secretary Hagel on his confirmation

February 26th, 2013

We congratulate Senator Chuck Hagel who was confirmed today by the Senate to become our nation's next Secretary of Defense - despite an unprecedented smear campaign intended to unjustly blacken his name and damage the presidency of Barack Obama. Read More...

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J Street Condemns Attack on US Embassy

February 1st, 2013

We condemn today’s terrorist attack at the US Embassy in Ankara. Our hearts go out to those injured or killed in the attack and their loved ones. Read More...

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"The Gatekeepers" Shines Light on Moral Costs of West Bank Occupation

January 9th, 2013

A new Israeli film, nominated today for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, is offering a unique look into the country's past as seen through the eyes of six former directors of the Shin Bet security service -- and finds these former national security chiefs all deeply worried about the moral price the nation has paid for its occupation of Palestinian territories. Read More...

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J Street Invites Activists to ‘Smear a Bagel, Not Chuck Hagel

January 9th, 2013

WASHINGTON - In the face of a vicious attack on the character of President Obama's choice for Secretary of Defense, J Street is launching a new campaign, "Smear a Bagel, not Chuck Hagel,” responding to the distortions of Hagel's opponents with humor. Read More...

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Hagel will be valued voice of reason in Obama Cabinet

January 7th, 2013

J Street welcomes the nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel to be the next Defense Secretary of the United States and feels confident he will be a great addition to President Obama's cabinet. We look forward to his speedy confirmation by the Senate. Read More...

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Settlement Expansion Jeopardizes US-Israel Alliance

December 19th, 2012

The Israeli government’s intensified settlement drive is jeopardizing Israel’s survival as a Jewish and democratic state, and now threatens to damage its historic alliance with the United States. Read More...

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Israel Loses Great Soldier, Peacemaker

December 19th, 2012

Today we mourn the loss of a great Israeli patriot and peace visionary, Amnon Lipkin-Shahak. As IDF chief of staff, Minister for Transport and for Tourism, and a member of the Knesset, Lipkin-Shahak's long career will be remembered for his tremendous service to his country and to the Jewish people and especially for his inspiring advocacy for peace. Read More...

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