J Street responds to misleading Ariel University and IMRA polls

June 12th, 2009

In the coming days and weeks, the settlers and their allies will engage in all manner of trickery and deceit in an effort to mislead the Obama Administration and the American public about Israeli sentiment regarding settlements. Today’s quasi-poll, sponsored by Ariel University Center, the only settlement university, and published only in the clear rightist Makor Rishon-Hatzofe newspaper and not in any mainstream Hebrew press, is a good example of the half-truths and lies that will be injected into the debate. Read More...

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J Street statement on USHMM attack

June 11th, 2009

J Street Executive Director Jeremy Ben-Ami issued the following statement after reports of yesterday's shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Read More...

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J Street on President Barack Obama's Cairo Speech

June 4th, 2009

J Street applauds President Barack Obama’s historic address today and his vision for building a productive American relationship with the Muslim world in the 21st century. In particular, J Street welcomes the President’s strong reaffirmation of the essential interest the United States, Israel, Palestine and the world have in achieving a two-state resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – and of his intention to provide the leadership necessary to reach it. Read More...

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J Street welcomes Cohen-Boustany-Carnahan letter to Obama

June 3rd, 2009

J Street applauds the many Members of Congress who have written to the President today in support of his intention to provide strong leadership to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian and broader Arab-Israeli conflicts. The large number of representatives signing is further evidence of the growing support in Congress for the President’s active approach to Middle East diplomacy. Read More...

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J Street responds to Hosni's candidacy for UNESCO Director-General

May 28th, 2009

J Street expresses its deep concern over the possible appointment of Egyptian Culture Minister Farouk Hosni as UNESCO Director-General. Mr. Hosni’s hateful comments last year, pledging to burn Israeli books in Egyptian libraries, run directly counter to UNESCO’s stated mission of promoting international cooperation in the fields of education, science, culture and communication. Read More...

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J Street calls on American Jews, PM, Knesset to stand against discriminatory legislation

May 27th, 2009

Update: J Street welcomes the Israeli ministerial legislative committee's rejection of Yisrael Beiteinu's loyalty oath bill, as well as the Cabinet's amendment of a bill to prohibit any government funds from being used for events marking the "Nakba" (rather than banning commemorations altogether). As other legislative proposals aimed at limiting the civil and democratic rights of Israel's citizens come under consideration, we hope that Israeli lawmakers will stand up for their country's democratic and Jewish values. Read More...

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J Street responds to Netanyahu's comments on settlement expansion

May 26th, 2009

J Street is deeply dismayed by Prime Minister Netanyahu’s remarks Sunday in which he rejected both a full settlement freeze in the West Bank and limitations on Israeli expansion in disputed areas of Jerusalem. Just last week, the Prime Minister heard clearly from President Barack Obama and from other American political leaders that settlement construction and expansion must end. Read More...

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J Street statement on Obama-Netanyahu meeting

May 18th, 2009

J Street commends President Barack Obama on restating today his commitment to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and his serious intent to pursue a viable and sustainable resolution to the broader Arab-Israeli conflict. Peace and security for Israel and the Middle East will require more than half-steps and further process. Read More...

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