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 regards news of a preliminary agreement on political reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas with caution and urges the United States to press forward with an even more assertive effort to forge a two-state solution. This development only highlight how important it is for the United States - backed by the international community – to define the contours of a two–state solution. 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...

Tags: borders Jerusalem peace talks

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...

Tags: American Jewish Community Open Conversation