The situation in Gaza

November 12th, 2012

We are watching with grave concern the stepped-up rocket attacks from Gaza on southern Israel over the weekend, and we call upon the Palestinian factions responsible to cease fire immediately. We are pleased to see reports that such a step may be in the works. The consequences of continuing these attacks could well be another round of violence and conflict that will bring further suffering to both sides. Read More...

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2012 Election Night Poll Results

November 7th, 2012

J Street commissioned three polls to assess the American Jewish vote in 2012, examining voting preference and priorities, as well as opinions on Israel. One poll focused on the national picture. Another focused on the Ohio Senate race, where Senator Sherrod Brown faced numerous attacks on his pro-Israel credentials and affiliation with J Street. The third poll focused on the state of Florida, where right-wing groups poured an unprecedented amount of money into dishonest ads and attack campaigns to try to turn support for Israel into a partisan wedge issue. Read More...

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The Iran Project report

September 14th, 2012

On September 13, a new paper on “Weighing the Benefits and Costs of Military Action Against Iran,” signed by over thirty senior security experts from the ranks of the military, diplomatic service and elected office, was released by The Iran Project. The paper provides a fact-based analysis of the inputs likely to be involved in an American military strike against Iran and its nuclear program, and the results such a campaign might achieve. Read More...

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Jim Gerstein's DNC Polling Presentation

September 6th, 2012

Check out the Powerpoint presentation that pollster Jim Gerstein delivered to a packed audience of Members of Congress, delegates, and participants of the 2012 Democratic National Convention during a panel on the Jewish vote hosted by J Street and Bend the Arc on September 4, 2012. Read More...

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Making Sense of the Jewish Vote

August 20th, 2012

As the November 2012 election approaches, here are 10 key points to keep in mind when trying to make sense of the Jewish vote. Read More...

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J Street Supports Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012

July 31st, 2012

J Street Director of Government Affairs Dylan Williams issued the following statement in support of the Iran sanctions legislation pending before Congress: Read More...

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Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace

May 1st, 2012

J Street is the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans. J Street unequivocally supports the existence of the State of Israel as a democracy and a national home for the Jewish people and believes that the best way to guarantee its future is through the realization of a two-state resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and a comprehensive regional peace. Read More...

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