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...


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...


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...


J Street welcomes House passage of Palestinian aid package

May 14th, 2009

J Street welcomes House passage of the President’s Supplemental Budget Request, including $865 million in Palestinian aid, $300 million of which is allocated for Gaza reconstruction. J Street has strongly advocated for such an aid package since the end of the Gaza war in January. Read More...


J Street statement on Palestinian aid, unity government

May 7th, 2009

J Street applauds the House Appropriations Committee for fully funding the President's request for aid for Gaza and the Palestinians and for allowing that aid to go to a possible Palestinian unity government. J Street, along with sixty-nine percent of American Jews, believes that the United States should work with a unity government that reconciles the various factions in Palestinian society. Read More...


J Street reiterates support for Palestinian aid package

May 6th, 2009

J Street reiterates its strong support for the $865 million Palestinian aid package included in the FY2009 Supplemental Appropriations bill. Read More...