J Street repudiates Presbyterian divestment decision, sees no victory for BDS Movement

June 23rd, 2014

J Street does not believe that boycotts or divestment will bring Israelis and Palestinians closer to a two-state solution to their conflict, nor are they, for us, appropriate tools in pushing toward resolution of the conflict. We do not support the decision of the Presbyterian Church (USA) to divest from three North American companies doing business in the Palestinian territory. Read More...

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J Street Condemns Kidnapping of Teens as Act of Terrorism

June 16th, 2014

J Street condemns in the strongest terms the kidnapping of three teenagers last week in the occupied West Bank. We further condemn those responsible for this act of terrorism with, as Secretary of State Kerry noted, "many indications pointing to the involvement of Hamas." Read More...

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J Street Marks Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut

May 5th, 2014

Today we mark Yom HaZikaron--Israeli Memorial Day--and remember those who have fallen in service to the State of Israel. We join with Israelis and Jews everywhere in honoring their ultimate sacrifice. Tonight at sunset, we will ring in Yom Ha’atzmaut--Israeli Independence Day--and rejoice in the state’s many achievements since its birth. Read More...

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J Street Condemns Rocket Bombardment from Gaza

March 12th, 2014

J Street condemns the ongoing rocket bombardment of Israel from the Gaza Strip--the largest attack on Israel in over a year. We support Israel's right to defend the security of its citizens and its legitimate right to self defense. Our thoughts are with the residents of southern Israel who are once again the targets of rockets. Read More...

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At AIPAC, PM Netanyahu Promotes Benefits of Peace

March 4th, 2014

In his address to the AIPAC National Policy Conference today, Prime Minister Netanyahu made his most compelling case yet to an American audience for a two-state solution. Read More...

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J Street Welcomes Letter to Obama Supporting Diplomacy with Iran & Opposing New Sanctions and Similar Legislation

February 12th, 2014

WASHINGTON – 104 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives declared their strong support for robust diplomacy to resolve concerns over Iran's nuclear program, days before formal talks are set to resume in Vienna. Read More...

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J Street Calls on Senate to Give Iran Nuclear Agreement a Chance

January 13th, 2014

The agreement signed over the weekend between Iran and six major powers to implement the November Joint Plan of Action marks another important step toward resolving the Iranian nuclear crisis diplomatically. Read More...

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J Street Backs Geneva Effort to Reach Iran Nuclear Deal

November 20th, 2013

J Street reiterated Wednesday its strong support for efforts by the United States and its partners in the P5+1 to reach an agreement with Iran that could serve as a significant first step in efforts to prevent the Iranians from acquiring a nuclear weapon. Read More...

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