J Street Statement on the Current Crisis

July 11th, 2014

These are harrowing times for all of us who care deeply about Israelis and Palestinians and yearn for security and peace for both peoples. Read More...

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Israelis, Palestinians Must Stand for Decency and Sanity Against Forces of Darkness

July 7th, 2014

The shocking and appalling events in Israel and the occupied territories in the past week have shaken the consciences of Israelis and Palestinians of goodwill and all those around the world who care about peace in the Middle East. And now, with dozens of rockets being fired from Gaza at Israeli towns and villages in the south, the chances of a serious military escalation are very real. Now is the time to end incitement and take a firm stance against racism, hatred and intolerance. Neither side can afford any longer to turn a blind eye to the extremists within their midst. Read More...

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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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