160 Members of Congress to Host J Street Gala

September 30th, 2009

One hundred and sixty members of Congress will serve on the honorary host committee for J Street's first annual Gala Dinner this October in Washington, DC. Senator Chuck Hagel will keynote the Gala and J Street co-founder Victor Kovner will be honored at the capstone event of J Street's national conference. Read More...

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J Street Welcomes President Obama's Remarks at UNGA

September 23rd, 2009

President Obama's exceptionally balanced and pragmatic speech this morning at the United Nations General Assembly struck exactly the right tone as he pledged his unwavering commitment to Israel's security and the establishment of a Palestinian state. Read More...

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J Street Denounces Iranian President

September 23rd, 2009

In the strongest possible terms, J Street condemns the views and actions of the President of Iran and, in particular, his recent Holocaust denial and threats to Israel. We urge the member nations of the United Nations to unite in condemnation of President Ahmadinejad, the fact that he considers his Holocaust denial a "source of pride," his vicious anti-Israel rhetoric, and his regime's brutal repression of its own people's human rights. Read More...

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Statement on US-Israeli-Palestinian trilateral meeting

September 22nd, 2009

J Street welcomes today's trilateral meeting and applauds President Obama's serious commitment to personally engage in a sustained and active pursuit of a negotiated, two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read More...

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J Street statement on Goldstone Report

September 21st, 2009

J Street strongly condemns Hamas for its actions both before and during the Gaza war and urges the Israeli government to establish an independent state commission of inquiry to investigate the report's accusations. However, the past cannot be changed by reports and commissions. Israelis, Palestinians and the international community, led by the US, must focus on forging a better future - beginning with this week's trilateral meeting hosted by President Obama. Read More...

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Statement on Toronto International Film Festival

September 9th, 2009

J Street applauds the Toronto International Film Festival for choosing Tel Aviv for its inaugural City-to-City spotlight, and finds protests and criticism of the decision shameful and shortsighted. Read More...

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Statement on new Israeli settlement construction

September 4th, 2009

J Street is deeply dismayed by reports of Prime Minister Netanyahu's planned approval of additional settlement construction in the West Bank. Read More...

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Statement on Hamas' Holocaust Denial

September 1st, 2009

J Street unequivocally condemns Holocaust denial by Hamas officials, most recently in an open letter to UNRWA Chief John Ging stating that the group refuses to "let our children study a lie invented by the Zionists". Read More...

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