In April 2021, J Street hosted its largest-ever national conference. This marked the first major gathering of the Biden era dedicated to foreign policy, and to pro-peace, pro-Israel advocacy. The conference featured senior Biden officials, prominent members of Congress and inspirational Israeli and Palestinian leaders and advocates. You can catch up on keynote speeches and discussion panels right here.
Note: Conference registrants have exclusive live and on-demand access to all conference programming. The best way to access full interviews and speeches is to register for the conference by emailing [email protected]. You can still register even after the conference has ended.
Members of Congress
& Biden Administration Officials
Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Sen. Maj. Leader Chuck Schumer
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield
Sen. Elizabeth Warren
Sen. Bernie Sanders
White House Senior Advisor Cedric Richmond
Rep. Ayanna Pressley
Reps. Jamaal Bowman and Jamie Raskin
Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke
Rep. Gregory Meeks
Sen. Chris Murphy
Rep. Barbara Lee
Reps. Peter Welch, Jan Schakowsky, Andy Kim, Tom Malinowski, Abigail Spanberger, Sara Jacobs and Sen. Jon Ossoff
Reps. Ro Khanna, Pramila Jayapal and Alan Lowenthal
Sen. Raphael Warnock
Rep. Katie Porter
DNC Chair Jaime Harrison
Israeli and Palestinian Officials
Meretz Leader Nitzan Horowitz
Labor Party Leader Merav Michaeli
Joint List Leader Ayman Odeh
MK Tamar Zandberg
Former Minister of Justice Tzipi Livni
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas
Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert
Activists and Experts
Palestinian Young Leaders Organizing For Change
Solidarity in the Fight Against White Nationalism and Antisemitism
Actor and Activist Debra Messing
Addressing the Growing Divide Between Israel and the American Jewish Community
A Conversation with Jewish Leaders on Squaring our Jewish and pro-Israel Values
Rabbi Jill Jacobs
The Continued Fight for a Two-State Solution
Exploring the Confederation Approach
National Security Analyst Ben Rhodes
The Future of Jewish Social Justice Activism in the Biden Era
Social Media Highlights
On the Ground in Israel, Palestine and the Region
At #JStreet21, Labor Party leader @MeravMichaeli says “I am here today to promise you that we are taking Labor back to the Yitzhak Rabin path. Back to the commitment to peace.”
“Look, I believe that democracy, equality, and justice are the true meaning of Zionism… Hate, bigotry and racism are neither Zionist nor Jewish.”
– @NitzanHorowitz on the need to work together as progressives to fight far-right extremism in the US and in Israel.#JStreet21pic.twitter.com/1uPAJi5QGM
“On behalf of the United States Congress, thank you, J Street, for your leadership. Together we can build a brighter, more just, and peaceful future for Israel and the world.”
– @SpeakerPelosi to the #JStreet21 crowd.
“This current political moment is going to be what we make it.
There’s so much work to do, and no one but us to do it.
I’ve rolled my sleeves up, so I’m ready to go. Have you?”
– @RepKatiePorter giving us the motivation we need to meet the moment.#JStreet21pic.twitter.com/q4M1EzxYXu
“We have to preserve the voices of our people.
Your vote is your voice.
Your voice is your human dignity.
When we organize, when we contribute, when we can cooperate and collaborate with one another, when we show up, we win.”
“No Israeli child from Be’er Sheva should have to hide in a bomb shelter.
And no Palestinian child from Hebron should be evicted from their home to make way for a settlement.”
– @ewarren on the moral imperative of fighting for a two-state solution.#JStreet21pic.twitter.com/sK0li0Sdrx
“A top priority of mine this year is to make progress toward a two-state solution.
It’s painfully clear that the current status quo between Israelis and Palestinians is untenable and runs counter to our shared interests and values.”
– 2018 Tzedek v’Shalom honoree @RepBarbaraLeepic.twitter.com/KJv0Vn1uUR
“That’s the future we all want. One where Palestinians and Israelis live in peace, dignity and prosperity; where everyone has the freedom to pursue their dreams.
It’s a future I know all of you at J Street are working day and night to build.”
– @USAmbUN at #JStreet21pic.twitter.com/5ImtDdri9x