J Street statement on Rosen-Weissman case

May 4, 2009

J Street released the following statement upon reports that prosecutors have withdrawn charges against two former AIPAC lobbyists:

J Street welcomes the U.S. government’s decision to drop the charges against former AIPAC officials Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman. The dismissal of the case reaffirms the free-speech protections guaranteed to all Americans under U.S. law, rightfully including those lobbying for a strong US-Israel relationship.