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Leading Foreign Policy Professionals Urge DNC To Make Critical Updates to 2020 Party Platform Section on Israel/Palestine

J Street, the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans, welcomed today the release of a new letter in which 32 leading US foreign policy professionals urge Democratic leaders to ensure that the party’s 2020 platform includes an explicit commitment to Palestinian rights alongside Israeli security, and explicit opposition to ongoing Israeli occupation and potential unilateral annexation in the West […]

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J Street Endorses Joe Biden for President of the United States

J Street announced today that it has formally endorsed Vice President Joe Biden to serve as the next president of the United States. “At a time when the threats to our core values both at home and abroad have never been more serious, all of us in the pro-Israel, pro-peace community know that the path […]

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Groundbreaking Congressional Letter Calls to Ensure US Funds and Equipment not Used to Demolish and Displace Palestinian Communities in Occupied West Bank

J Street welcomes a groundbreaking Congressional letter urging the Trump administration to strongly oppose Israeli destruction and displacement of Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank. Writing to Secretary Pompeo, the more than 60 representatives advise the State Department to examine Israeli compliance with the requirements applied by the Arms Export Control Act in order […]

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JTA: J Street’s political action committee to raise $1 million to oust Trump

J Street’s political action committee to raise $1 million to oust Trump January 27, 2020 By Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — For the first time, J Street’s affiliated political action committee will raise money for a presidential candidate, arguing that any of the Democrats running is preferable to President Donald Trump. Ben Shnider, J Street’s vice […]

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J Street Deeply Saddened by the Passing of Chairman Elijah Cummings

The entire J Street family is deeply saddened by the news that Elijah Cummings, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee and representative of Maryland’s 7th district, has passed away today. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the Congressman’s family and friends, to his House colleagues and to the people of Baltimore and all of […]

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New Poll: Democratic Voters Are Supportive of Israel and Simultaneously Critical of Israeli Government Policies

National survey finds Democratic voters most likely to back presidential candidate who acts as fair and impartial broker in Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations WASHINGTON, DC — A clear majority of likely Democratic primary voters have favorable views of Israel and believe it is compatible to hold these views and be critical of the Israeli government, according […]

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Forward: No, Smearing Democratic Candidates as ‘Anti-Israel’ Won’t Sway Voters

By Aaron Davis June 4, 2018 Less than six months from this November’s pivotal midterm elections, the astonishing unpopularity of President Trump is creating massive headaches for his allies in districts across the country. Channelling their frustration into political action, energized voters are aiming to unseat Trump’s enablers and bring about sweeping political change in […]

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