J Street mourns the death of Mohammed Abu Khudair

July 2nd, 2014

We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the murder of a 16-year-old Palestinian, Mohammed Abu Khudair, in what may be a revenge killing for the murders of three Israeli teenagers. Read More...

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J Street mourns Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach

June 30th, 2014

J Street mourns Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach whose murdered bodies were recovered today in the West Bank. We condemn these brutal killings and express hope that those who carried them out will be brought quickly to justice. Read More...

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J Street Welcomes Presbyterian Decision to Stop Selling Anti-Zionist Publication

June 30th, 2014

Late last week, the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. announced that the study guide 'Zionism Unsettled' will no longer be sold on its website. This is welcome news. Read More...

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J Street Praises Ambassador Indyk's Work for Peace

June 27th, 2014

J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami released the following statement in response to Ambassador Martin Indyk’s resignation from the State Department. Read More...

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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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