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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US Interests in the Middle East

May 1st, 2012

Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian and Arab-Israeli conflicts is a paramount foreign policy interest of the United States. As the United States withdraws troops from Iraq, works to stabilize Afghanistan and pursue a resolution to the crisis with Iran, strengthening alliances in the region to create stability and protect the United States is essential. Restoring America’s image in the international arena is a top priority for Washington. Toward that goal, the resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict, particularly through a regional, comprehensive approach, is critical for the United States. Read More...

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The Urgency of a Two-State Solution

May 1st, 2012

The outlines of an agreement are by now well-known and widely accepted: Borders based on the 1967 lines with agreed reciprocal land swaps allowing Israeli incorporation of a majority of settlers, as well as Palestinian viability and contiguity; a sharing of Jerusalem that is based on demographic realities establishing the capitals of the two states and allowing freedom of access and respect for all holy sites; robust security arrangements; and an agreed upon resolution of the refugee issue that resettles refugees outside of Israel. Read More...

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Regional Comprehensive Approach

May 1st, 2012

J Street supports the US Administration’s pursuit of a regional, comprehensive approach to resolving the Arab-Israeli conflicts and welcomes the Arab Peace Initiative as part of a basis for achieving peace and securing Israel. This would guarantee the full recognition of Israel and normal relations between Israel and the Arab and Muslim countries, including all 22 Arab states and 57 Muslim states. Read More...

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Southern Israel and Gaza

May 1st, 2012

J Street condemns the continuing rocket attacks on southern Israel from the Gaza Strip. J Street urges Egypt and the international community to take strong, responsible, and concerted action to prevent weapons smuggling into Gaza. Read More...

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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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