J Street responds to remarks by Clinton and Lieberman

June 18th, 2009

Following Secretary of State Clinton and Israeli FM Lieberman's recent meeting, J Street reiterated its full support for the Administration's "freeze means freeze" approach to Israeli settlements. Read More...


J Street statement on PM Netanyahu's address at Bar-Ilan University

June 15th, 2009

Street welcomes Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s acceptance of the principle that a Palestinian state should exist alongside the state of Israel. We second the reaction of President Obama that this as an important step forward, and we welcome the President’s continued commitment to work toward a two-state solution and comprehensive, regional peace. Read More...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...