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Ted Strickland Announces Endorsement of JStreetPAC

  COLUMBUS, OH — Today the Ted Strickland for Senate campaign announced that Ted has earned the endorsement of JStreetPAC. JStreetPAC was established in 2008 as the first-ever federal political action committee (PAC) to explicitly promote American leadership to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The PAC’s goal is to demonstrate the depth and breadth of political […]

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Kirk, Johnson Targeted by Liberal Groups for Iran Votes – Roll Call

By Rachel Oswald Roll Call Staff Feb. 4, 2016, 5 p.m. Votes this past fall against the Iran nuclear deal could come back to haunt two vulnerable Republican senators up for re-election. At least that’s what some progressive organizations are hoping. Several left-leaning political action committees are raising funds to target the re-election campaigns of […]

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Cortez Masto Supports Iran Deal while Heck calls it unenforceable

By Ben Botkin Las Vegas Review-Journal JStreetPAC put out a call to raise money for Catherine Cortez Masto’s U.S. Senate campaign and has bundled upward of $15,000. The group is pro-Israel and favors the Nevada Democrat’s approach to national security. That includes her support of the Iran deal, which is intended to prevent that Middle […]

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J Street Launches 2016 Offensive – Politico

  By Anna Palmer 01/15/16 01:02 PM EST As national security continues to dominate the presidential primary season, J Street is launching an aggressive political campaign. The liberal-leaning pro-Israel group, which expects to raise more than $3 million through its political action committee for federal candidates, is also going on the offensive against Republican Sens. […]

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A Message from J Street’s National Political Director

With voters across the country anxious to hear how candidates for office will keep the country safe, national security is poised to play a significant role in the upcoming election. Hear from J Street’s National Political Director, Ben Shnider, how JStreetPAC will go on the offense in 2016 to defend those who support diplomacy.

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J Street and the 2016 Election

  The 2016 election presents a unique opportunity for the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement to show that diplomacy is not only sound policy, but also good politics. See our memo about JStreetPAC’s plans to go on the offense this election cycle below. The Context: National security and foreign policy are poised to play a more central role in […]

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What Motivates Jewish Voters

See below for a summary of J Street’s 2014 polling. For more information, visit our polling webpage. American Jews overwhelmingly support a two-state solution both in concept and in detail: 80 percent of Jewish voters support a two-state solution that establishes a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza alongside the State of Israel. […]

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J Street Takes Aim at Johnson, Kirk – National Journal

The group hopes to unseat senators who opposed the Iran deal. By Andrea Drusch The lib­er­al Jew­ish Middle East policy group J Street says it “will fo­cus this year on un­seat­ing” Sens. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Ron John­son (R-WI), “who led op­pos­i­tion to the Ir­an nuc­le­ar deal.” The group’s polit­ic­al dir­ect­or, Ben Shnider, said of […]

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J Street takes aim at GOP senators who opposed Iran deal – JTA

WASHINGTON (JTA) — J Street will focus this year on unseating Republican senators in Illinois and Wisconsin who led opposition to the Iran nuclear deal. In an interview with JTA Friday, Ben Shnider, the liberal Jewish Middle East policy group’s political director, said the group would focus on defeating Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., and Sen. […]

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