Our Candidates


 

  • MYTH: J Street supports anti-Israel political candidates.

  • FACT: J Street supports political candidates who support Israeli security and peace in the Middle East.

    To be eligible for JStreetPAC endorsement, a political candidate must demonstrate that they support a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, active US leadership to help end the conflict, the special relationship between the US and Israel, continued aid to the Palestinian Authority and opposition to the Boycott/Divestment/Sanction movement.

    In evaluating candidates for endorsement, we interview both the candidates and their opponents about their views on issues related to American policy toward Israel and the Middle East. The PAC does not interview candidates about any other issue, and its endorsement should not read to imply support for their positions on any other issue.

    Read JStreetPAC’s Principles for Endorsement.

  • MYTH: J Street represents Kadima or another Israeli political party in the US.

  • FACT: J Street is an American organization that works within American politics to advocate for bold, US leadership to achieve two states and a regional comprehensive peace in the Middle East. We do not represent or affiliate with any Israeli political party.

    We are happy to engage with any Israeli leaders about the importance of a strong relationship with Israel and the American Jewish community. We represent a very large and growing segment of the American Jewish community, and believe that Israeli leaders’ engagement with this constituency is crucial to the health of Israel’s relationship with the Diaspora and to ensuring a long-term base of support for Israel in the United States.