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J Street and the 2016 Election Headed into the Home Stretch

  The Context and Opportunity: This election cycle, foreign policy continues to play a more central role than in any election since 2004. National security remains a threshold issue that candidates must address before breaking through with voters on other topics. The electorate is anxious for policies that safeguard the United States and its interests […]

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What I’m hearing in Philadelphia (July 27, 2016)

If you’re just watching the Democratic convention on TV or following Trump’s tweets, you’re missing out on a whole lot. I wish you could hear what I’m hearing in Philadelphia. Yesterday, I was at an event that J Street hosted on the evolving politics of the Jewish community. The room was filled with delegates, activists […]

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J Street Applauds Vice Presidential Pick Tim Kaine (July 22, 2016)

JULY 22ND, 2016 J Street congratulates Senator Tim Kaine on his selection as the Democratic candidate for Vice President of the United States. In the course of his lengthy career in public service, Senator Kaine has proven himself to be a great friend of Israel and a champion of pragmatic, proactive American foreign policy. On […]

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Rep. Keith Ellison: The Quiet Triumph of Diplomacy

The Quiet Triumph of Diplomacy Rep. Keith Ellison Co-chair, Congressional Progressive Caucus; U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s 5th District I just returned from the Holy Land — Israel and Palestine — where I met with a diverse group of elected officials, civic advocates, and residents. The thing that struck me most was what was not said: […]

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POLITICO: J Street calls for ‘balanced’ Democratic platform on Israel, Palestinians

J Street calls for ‘balanced’ Democratic platform on Israel, Palestinians By NAHAL TOOSI 06/03/16 03:17 PM EDT A left-leaning Jewish American advocacy group is urging the Democratic Party to establish a “balanced position” on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as its crafts its platform this year, including acknowledging Palestinian claims to East Jerusalem. “The overall tone of […]

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Trail Mix: May 4, 2016

Trail Mix updates readers on the statements of the candidates related to Israel and the Middle East. J Street does not endorse candidates for President.  With last night’s victory in Indiana, Donald Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee for President of the United States. J Street has made our opposition to Mr. Trump’s candidacy quite […]

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J Street and the 2016 Election Headed into the Second Quarter

  The Context and Opportunity: This cycle, foreign policy continues to play a more central role than in any election since 2004. National security remains a threshold issue that candidates must address before breaking through with voters on other topics. The electorate is anxious for policies that safeguard the United States and its interests abroad […]

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Trail Mix: April 15, 2016

Last night the Democratic candidates for President faced off at a CNN debate in Brooklyn, ahead of Tuesday’s New York primary. Mid-way through the debate, moderator Wolf Blitzer asked the candidates about their stances on the US-Israel relationship and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. What followed was perhaps the most interesting and substantive discussion of our issues […]

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Trail Mix: April 11, 2016

Several presidential candidates discussed Israel and the Middle East over the weekend. Ted Cruz was the lone Republican to address a gathering of the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas, while Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders took to the media to share their views on issues including Gaza and the settlements in West Bank.   […]

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