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Klobuchar and Smith join growing list of Democrats cautioning against annexation

Minnesota Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tina Smith (D-MN) have joined more than two dozen Senate Democrats publicly warning Israeli leaders of the implications of efforts to unilaterally annex portions of the West Bank. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that the government could start annexing territory as early as July 1. In individual […]

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Haaland, Members of Congress Call on US Ambassador to Israel to Condemn All Acts of Violence in the West Bank

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) and members of Congress called on the U.S. Ambassador to Israel to condemn all acts of violence in the West Bank. During the COVID-19 pandemic, violence against Palestinians committed by residents of West Bank settlements increased significantly, following increases in settler violence against Palestinians over the last […]

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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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