The US-Israel Relationship and Foreign Aid

May 1st, 2012

J Street believes that maintaining a strong, vibrant US-Israel relationship based on shared values and goals is a core American interest. US support for Israel as a democracy and a national home for the Jewish people is an historic and crucial commitment. An enduring relationship between the US and Israel promotes common interests in the security, economic and strategic spheres. Read More...

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Security and Terror

May 1st, 2012

J Street unequivocally condemns all acts of terror and violence perpetrated by any state or any non-state actor against the State of Israel or its people. Read More...

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Borders and Security Strategy

May 1st, 2012

J Street supports active international efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and establish two states for two peoples – Israel, the national homeland of the Jewish people living side-by-side in peace and security with the state-to-be of Palestine, the national homeland of the Palestinian people. Read More...

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Palestinian Reconciliation and Hamas

May 1st, 2012

J Street believes that Hamas’ calls for Israel’s destruction, its support for terror against Israeli civilians, and its denial of the Holocaust are reprehensible. Therefore, the possibility of reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas poses real challenges to hopes for a peaceful two-state resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read More...

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US Leadership in the Peace Process

May 1st, 2012

J Street believes that reaching a sustainable two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is both a fundamental American interest and essential to the survival and security of Israel as a democracy and a national home for the Jewish people. Read More...

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Jerusalem

May 1st, 2012

Jerusalem’s ultimate status and borders should be negotiated and resolved as part of an agreement between official Israeli and Palestinian authorities and endorsed by both peoples. Read More...

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Settlements

May 1st, 2012

Israel’s settlements in the occupied territories have, for over forty years, been an obstacle to peace. They have drained Israel’s economy, military, and democracy and eroded the country’s ability to uphold the rule of law. Read More...

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Refugees

May 1st, 2012

The refugee issue should be negotiated and resolved as part of an agreement between official Israeli and Palestinian authorities and endorsed by both peoples. J Street would support the approach outlined in commonly accepted models of a two-state solution under which the vast majority of refugees would be resettled outside the internationally recognized borders of Israel, while receiving compensation. Read More...

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