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...

Tags: Barack Obama peace talks Quartet US Interests

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...

Tags: borders Settlements West Bank

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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Iran

May 1st, 2012

J Street believes that Iran obtaining nuclear weapons would pose a very serious threat to American and Israeli interests and to peace and stability in the Middle East and around the world. Reports of progress in Iran’s nuclear program, including the assessment issued in November 2011 by the International Atomic Energy Agency, are deeply troubling. Read More...

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Opening Up Our Community

May 1st, 2012

J Street believes that open, vibrant debate about Israel within the American Jewish community is vital to the health of the Jewish community and to the long-term bond between Jewish Americans and Israel. We oppose the adoption of all but the most limited restrictions on speakers, programs and events related to Israel in Jewish communal organizations. Read More...

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The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement

May 1st, 2012

J Street strongly opposes views and positions such as those captured at the Palestinian BDS National Committee’s website, www.bdsmovement.net. As laid out in that site, the BDS movement fails to explicitly to recognize Israel’s right to exist and it ignores or rejects Israel’s role as a national home for the Jewish people. Read More...

Tags: Barak BDS Boycott Olmert Tzipi Livni West Bank