“American Jewish Voters: A Study In Contrasts”

May 1, 2009

Year after year, members of Congress and American government officials tell J Street activists to provide political cover for them to advocate for what has been official U.S. policy for decades. This policy holds that the only equitable and realistic solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is to have two states based on the 1967 borders of Israel, to be finalized after mutually agreed upon land swaps. Integral to this position is the view that the continuing construction of Jewish settlements in occupied territory threatens that vision for peace.

The “pro-Israel, pro-peace, pro-democracy” lobby group J Street was founded for the express purpose of supporting this existing American government policy, and it is the central founding belief of J Street that it most accurately represents the attitudes of the American Jewish community on Israel.

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