J Street supports Israel's right to self-defense

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We support Israel’s right to defend itself militarily and believe that maintaining Israel’s qualitative military advantage in the region is one essential element of a strategy to keep Israel secure for the long term. Read More...

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There is plenty of blame to go around

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J Street has been very clear in every public statement that it believes that all sides – including Israel, the Palestinians and the Arab states – will have to take steps and make compromises if the Arab-Israeli conflict is to be settled peacefully. Read More...

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J Street U is both pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian

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No. J Street U never did any such thing. J Street U is and will always be a pro-Israel organization. J Street U is pro-Israel in a way that doesn’t have an anti. We are very cognizant that favoring a Palestinian state is a pro-Israel position – so we can be both pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian. Read More...

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J Street receives no funding from any foreign government or agent

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J Street receives no funding from any foreign government or agent – Arab or otherwise. J Street has no formal association with any other organizations – Arab or other. Nearly all of J Street’s funding comes from Jewish Americans who seek peace and security for Israel and the whole Middle East. A small percentage of J Street’s funding comes from non-Jewish Americans who share our desire for peace and security for all people in the Middle East and support the right of the Jewish people to a secure and democratic home in Israel. Read More...

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George Soros did not found J Street

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George Soros did not found J Street. In fact, George Soros very publicly stated his decision not to be engaged in J Street when it was launched – precisely out of fear that his involvement would be used against the organization. Read More...

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George Soros is one of thousands of J Street donors

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J Street has always said that George Soros did not found J Street and did not provide its initial funding – a decision about which he was very public before the organization’s launching in 2008. J Street has also always said that it would be very pleased to have funding from Mr. Soros. In fact, the organization has received approximately $250,000/year in funding from the Soros family since launching. We are not clear whether the Soros family will fund our work in the future, though we hope they will choose to do so. Read More...

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J Street receives support from many places

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Some press reports have noted a large contribution on our 2009 tax return from a resident of Hong Kong named Consolacion Esdicul. The explanation for this is straightforward: Bill Benter, a philanthropist and political activist from Pittsburgh, is a major supporter of and contributor to J Street. He is a generous donor to a range of causes related to his hometown, national politics and the Arab-Israeli conflict, and a passionate advocate for peace. Read More...

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J Street polls are fully transparent

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J Street publicly releases the survey methodology, composition of the sample, and the full question wording for our polls of American Jews. This full disclosure and transparency reflects J Street’s commitment to opening up its research to professional scrutiny and is unparalleled among other organizations conducting public opinion research of American Jews. Read More...

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