"The Gatekeepers" Shines Light on Moral Costs of West Bank Occupation

January 9th, 2013

A new Israeli film, nominated today for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, is offering a unique look into the country's past as seen through the eyes of six former directors of the Shin Bet security service -- and finds these former national security chiefs all deeply worried about the moral price the nation has paid for its occupation of Palestinian territories. Read More...

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It's Our Time To Lead

November 30th, 2012

In the coming days, weeks, and months we’ll be rolling out actions to the President; to a new Secretary of State; to the House of Representatives and the Senate; and to the American Jewish community and other friends of Israel, urging them to join us in this endeavor. Check out our resource page to see our calls to action. Read More...

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J Street's Position on the Palestinian Bid at the United Nations General Assembly

November 27th, 2012

This coming Thursday, the United Nations General Assembly will overwhelmingly pass a resolution making Palestine a non-member state observer at the UN. Less clear than the outcome of the vote is the meaning of the resolution for chances of achieving a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read More...

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Enough of silence

November 18th, 2012

With rockets flying and bombs falling, our hearts and prayers go out to all impacted by this latest violence. Those who grieve the loss of loved ones. Those suffering from injury and trauma. Those huddled in shelters, homes and schools dreading the next blast or siren. Read More...

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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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