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...

Tags: Gaza Operation Protective Edge

J Street Calls on US Government to Continue Talks with Iran, Cautions Congress on Inspectors vs. Boots on the Ground

July 17th, 2014

WASHINGTON—With Iran nuclear negotiations approaching their target completion date, J Street today called on the US Government to continue talks beyond July 20 if necessary to achieve a final agreement that will ensure Iran does not acquire a nuclear weapon. Read More...

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J Street Condemns Hamas' Rejection of Ceasefire

July 15th, 2014

J Street condemns Hamas' rejection of a proposed ceasefire with Israel, which the Israeli government accepted. Read More...

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J Street Statement on the Current Crisis

July 11th, 2014

These are harrowing times for all of us who care deeply about Israelis and Palestinians and yearn for security and peace for both peoples. Read More...

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Israelis, Palestinians Must Stand for Decency and Sanity Against Forces of Darkness

July 7th, 2014

The shocking and appalling events in Israel and the occupied territories in the past week have shaken the consciences of Israelis and Palestinians of goodwill and all those around the world who care about peace in the Middle East. And now, with dozens of rockets being fired from Gaza at Israeli towns and villages in the south, the chances of a serious military escalation are very real. Now is the time to end incitement and take a firm stance against racism, hatred and intolerance. Neither side can afford any longer to turn a blind eye to the extremists within their midst. Read More...

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