J Street U

The student organizing arm of J Street

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J Street U is the student organizing arm of J Street, the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace, pro-democracy Americans.

We are a nationwide movement of campus chapters advocating and educating on colleges and universities, in our communities and on Capitol Hill for vigorous and sustained American leadership in facilitating a negotiated, two-state resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We are deeply committed to ensuring Israel’s future as the democratic homeland of the Jewish people, which can only be secured through a two-state resolution.

We know that the fates of both peoples are intertwined. Advocating for Israel necessitates advocating for Palestinian statehood, and we defend and support the right of both the Jewish and Palestinian peoples to sovereignty and security in democratic, self-governing states. We recognize that the ongoing occupation and settlement of the Palestinian territories is politically unsustainable and morally untenable. We envision an Israel that respects and guarantees human and civil rights to all its inhabitants, an Israel that lives at peace with its neighbors along internationally recognized borders, an Israel that reflects the promise of its founding declaration — to be a country “based on the precepts of liberty, justice and peace.”

Many of us are students frustrated by a polarized climate on our campuses and a narrow conversation in our politics, where too often blame for the conflict is placed either entirely on Israel or entirely on the Palestinians. Many of us are Americans inspired by the democratic ideals of freedom, rule of law, and equality. Many of us are Jews that expect our community to live out the values of debate, inquiry and a pursuit of justice that we have been taught are central to our tradition.

On campuses across the country we are organizing as students to act together on behalf of a two-state solution and a more peaceful, secure, and democratic future for both Israelis and Palestinians. In so doing, we strive to bring to our campuses and our communities an inclusive, pragmatic, and values-driven conversation able to meet the urgency and seriousness of the challenge that we face.

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Student Op-Eds

On Israel: Democrats need to break the silence in 2020

By Eddie Ives

Annexation would make the occupation permanent. For millions of Americans who view Israel as a beacon of democracy in the Middle East, these moves are troubling and require further attention, especially as it relates to U.S. involvement...

Trump’s so-called peace plan for Israel and Palestine hinders progress

Zachary Federman

"The proposal green-lights Israeli annexation of all settlements in the West Bank and much of the Jordan Valley. It also places nearly complete jurisdiction of municipal Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty..."

West Bank Annexation would be a bad move for Israel

Michael Berkowitz and Arielle Imber

"As the Israeli government moves closer and closer to annexing vast swaths of the West Bank — a move that could proceed any day now — the pair of us helped organize a joint letter from student leaders calling on the entire..."


Moriah Richman

"Codifying this anti-Semitism definition is divisive, just when we must unite, among ourselves and with our allies, against acts of hate."

Op-ed: A New Crisis in Gaza

Shoshana Weinstein, Aaron Lev, and Cora Galpern

While many parts of the world are now experiencing emotional darkness and instability, Israeli occupied territory is uniquely vulnerable to a coronavirus outbreak.

J Street U on Antisemitism -- Rejecting Weaponization, Embracing Solidarity

J Street U

"We have come of age in a world where incidents of antisemitism are on the rise, and we know too well the reality of attending vigil after vigil for members of our Jewish communities whose lives were lost to acts of baseless hatred."