Israel Sends Rescue Team to Haiti

January 15th, 2010

As the desperate situation in Haiti continues, we at J Street are moved by the outpouring of support and aid from around the globe - including from Israel, which sent a 220-member rescue team to assist with the relief effort. We wanted to make sure to provide some ways in which you can support the disaster relief efforts as well. Read More...


J Street on new Israeli construction in East Jerusalem

December 28th, 2009

J Street opposes new construction in East Jerusalem, as it makes resuming Israeli-Palestinian negotiations with the goal of achieving a viable two-state solution in the near term more difficult. Read More...


J Street Rejects Arrest Warrant Issued in Britain for Israeli Leader Tzipi Livni

December 17th, 2009

J Street applauds Foreign Secretary David Miliband's rejection of an arrest warrant issued for Israeli Opposition Leader Tzipi Livni in Great Britain, as well as his promise to pursue a change in the law that would prevent unfortunate events like these from happening in the future. Read More...


J Street Responds to EU Conclusions on Middle East Peace Process

December 8th, 2009

J Street welcomes the Council of the European Union's conclusions on the Middle East peace process issued earlier today, underscoring the urgent need to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian and Israeli-Arab conflicts peacefully and diplomatically through two states and a regional peace. The resolution serves as a thoughtful, thorough and on-point assessment of what must happen to move toward this goal, and we urge the Obama administration to consider whether it can provide a basis for forging broad, international consensus around next steps forward toward a comprehensive, regional peace. Read More...


J Street Calls for Passage of Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act of 2009 (IRPSA)

December 7th, 2009

"J Street has consistently supported President Obama in his efforts to engage Iran diplomatically and to resolve issues relating to its nuclear program through negotiations," said Jeremy Ben-Ami, J Street's Executive Director. "However, in the face of Iran's continued defiance of the international community and its rejection of the most recent diplomatic offer on nuclear enrichment, we believe the time has come to pass the Iran sanctions legislation currently pending in the House of Representatives." Read More...


J Street Calls for Stronger American Engagement to Stop Provocative Actions in Jerusalem

December 4th, 2009

J Street is deeply concerned about increasing tension in Jerusalem and provocative actions being taken by the Israeli government and settler groups there that threaten prospects for agreement on the city's status and borders as part of a negotiated two-state solution. Read More...


J Street Reacts to Israeli Settlement Announcement

November 25th, 2009

J Street shares the Obama administration's hope that today's announcement by the Israeli government on settlement construction will allow a focus in the coming months on establishing a two-state solution and advancing toward comprehensive Israeli-Arab peace. Senator Mitchell is correct to note that in halting some settlement construction for a limited time, this Israeli government has taken a step forward. However, this is not the full settlement freeze called for by the United States and does not address the deteriorating situation in East Jerusalem. Read More...


J Street responds to Sarah Palin's comments on settlements

November 18th, 2009

J Street rejects Sarah Palin's comments attacking President Obama's sensible policy on Israeli settlements in the West Bank yesterday during an ABC News interview with Barbara Walters. Read More...