Stop Sarah Palin at non-partisan Iran rally

September 18th, 2008

Sarah Palin is scheduled to headline Monday's rally in New York of Americans Jews concerned about the threat Iran poses to the United States and Israel. Sarah Palin at a rally to unify American Jews on Iran? Really? Palin stands diametrically opposed to the majority of American Jews on nearly all issues - including on Iran. With just a few days left before the rally, we have no time to lose. Click here right now to tell rally organizer Malcolm Hoenlein that Monday's rally is no place for partisan politics. Read More...

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Does John McCain support a two-state solution?

September 4th, 2008

For the last decade, the United States has supported resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a negotiated agreement leading to two states living side by side in peace and security. Does John McCain support the two-state solution? As of this moment, we honestly don't know. Not once during this campaign season have we been able to find John McCain committing to supporting, let alone promoting, a two-state solution.  For a guy who's running for President based on his reputation for straight talk and foreign policy credentials, the lack of a clear answer to this straightforward question is even more surprising. As John McCain accepts the Republican nomination for President this week, we're asking him to clarify his position. Will you help us get a straight answer? Click here to demand straight talk from John McCain on his support for Israel and the two-state solution. Read More...

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Tell John McCain: Smearing Diplomats Isn't Straight Talk, It's Dirty Politics

August 21st, 2008

John McCain's campaign and the right-wing smear machine has set their sights on former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and Obama adviser Daniel Kurtzer. His sin? Encouraging Syria to accelerate peace negotiations with Israel. Apparently, to the McCain campaign, visiting Damascus and talking about peace with Syrians is just shy of treason. Said McCain spokesman Michael Goldfarb cynically: "If one of Senator Obama's advisers has been to Damascus, we just wonder how many have been to Tehran." [1] Since when is talking to people with whom we have conflicts a political crime? Click here to ask Senator McCain to disavow smears against Ambassador Kurtzer and to support Israeli-Syrian negotiations. Read More...

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Tell Secretary Rice: Israel Must Stop Settlement Activity

August 12th, 2008

Despite repeated promises to the United States to freeze settlement expansion, the Israeli government has just approved more new settlement construction on the West Bank. Click here to tell Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to ask the Israeli government to halt settlement construction. Read More...

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Our second round of candidate endorsements

July 28th, 2008

JStreetPAC is proud to announce 6 more endorsed candidates. On July 28, We endorsed three incumbent Members of Congress and three challengers. Representatives Robert Wexler (D-FL-19), Lois Capps (D-CA-23), Susan Davis (D-CA-53), Sam Bennett (Candidate, D-PA-15), Ashwin Madia (Candidate, D-MN-03), and Tom Perriello (Candidate, D-VA-05) received JStreetPAC's endorsement. Click here to learn more about our latest endorsees. You can also see the complete list of JStreetPAC's endorsed candidate list here. Read More...

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Now is our moment on Iran

July 24th, 2008

All summer, Congress has been on the verge of supporting a provocative and dangerous naval blockade of Iran. Quick approval had been expected, but thankfully, some of our friends in Congress put on the brakes. The House leadership now has the real power to stop Congress from supporting this escalation with Iran. Now's the moment for us to speak up. Click here to sign our new letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other House leaders. Read More...

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Our ad in The New York Times

June 23rd, 2008

On June 23rd, J Street ran a full-page ad in The New York Times calling out mainstream pro-Israel organizations on their silence in the wake of the Gaza ceasefire, talks with Syria and overtures to Lebanon. Click here to view the full ad (PDF). It was all too clear this past week how much people like us need to play a role in the national conversation about American foreign policy in the Middle East. The next time major pro-Israel organizations are silent about Israel's efforts to achieve security through diplomacy, our voices will need to be even louder. Read More...

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Where is the support for the Gaza ceasefire?

June 19th, 2008

If Israel had gone to war this week, the mainstream pro-Israel community here in the U.S. would have rallied to its side. Instead, encouraging news of a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, and an offer by Israel to begin talks with Lebanon is met by deafening silence. No public statements of support. No warm words of encouragement. The public here and in Israel should know that there is broad American support for Israel's moves toward security through diplomacy. Luckily, that's what J Street is here for. Can you take just a minute to write a letter-to-the-editor of your local paper, voicing your support for the renewed diplomatic thrust in the region? Click here to send your letter-to-the-editor. Read More...

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