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  • Conservative movement praises Netanyahu for regrets on Arab voting statement

    March 25, 2015 | 11:25 am

    Conservative movement leaders applauded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s regrets for an Election Day statement about Arab-Israelis and decried a pledge by J Street to press Jewish groups not to spend in the West Bank.

    “The Rabbinical Assembly and the United Synagogue...

  • Hillel again taking heat over limiting Israel debate

    March 17, 2015 | 9:46 am

    Hillel President Eric Fingerhut’s decision to withdraw from the upcoming J Street conference has again drawn Hillel into conflict over the boundaries of acceptable criticism of Israel.

    Some two years after the Open Hillel movement emerged to challenge Hillel International’s...

  • Hillel, we are not your tools but your partners

    March 16, 2015 | 2:46 pm

    When Hillel International President Eric Fingerhut announced his decision to withdraw a commitment to speak to over 1,000 students at the upcoming J Street National Conference, he expressed only one major regret.

    In his statement last week, Fingerhut lamented that he would miss...

  • Note to Netanyahu: Stop destroying the US-Israel relationship

    February 26, 2015 | 12:10 pm

    By now it is clear that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s disastrously-timed speech to Congress has seriously damaged the US-Israel relationship – but the danger is that he has embarked on a course that will make that damage much worse and perhaps permanent.

    Countless...

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  • J Street: Sometimes fans do more harm than good

    February 12, 2015 | 1:09 pm

    This essay is part of a continuing dialogue on the nature of pro-Israel activism. 

    The disagreement between J Street and other pro-Israel groups continues. 

    In a recent op-ed, J Street’s Alan Eisner contended that Israel needs “fans, not cheerleaders,” arguing that American...

  • Leahy, a senior Democratic senator, says he’ll stay away from Netanyahu speech

    February 11, 2015 | 10:50 am

    Sen. Patrick Leahy became the most senior Senate Democrat to say he will not attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress.

    “The unfortunate way that House leaders have unilaterally arranged this, and then heavily politicized it, has demolished the...

  • Where does American funding for Israel go?

    February 4, 2015 | 9:35 am

    Where does American Jewish communal funding for Israel go? Do we have a right to know? 

    As an American Jew who advocates for a two-state solution and Israeli democracy, I often hear that if I want to advocate for my vision of Israel’s future, I have to move to Israel. If I wanted...

  • J Street, StandWithUs debate best way to support Israel

    By Ryan Torok

    January 22, 2015 | 12:13 pm

    Representatives of StandWithUs (SWU) and J Street — two Jewish organizations with very different takes on Israel — faced off Jan. 13 in a debate on why their respective group is a better friend to the Jewish state.

    The free event, at Temple Judea in Tarzana, featured attorney,...

  • Why Jews still back Obama

    By Rob Eshman

    December 10, 2014 | 6:46 pm

    This entire week, people kept sending me emails with this screaming subject line: “OBAMA MULLING SANCTIONS ON ISRAEL.VERIFICATION ON GOOGLE.” 

    Neither turned out to be true: Obama is not mulling sanctions, and Google doesn’t verify the fact (or any fact, for that matter). In...

  • U.S. Jewish groups opposing Israel’s ‘Jewish state’ law worry about consequences

    December 2, 2014 | 3:11 pm

    It’s not unusual to hear U.S. Jewish groups speaking out against laws that discriminate and framing their protests as protecting Jewish interests.

    What’s unusual is that the target this time is the Israeli government and the proposed law emphasizes Jewish rights.

    At issue is ...

  • How liberal critics failed Israel

    By David Suissa

    August 14, 2014 | 4:21 pm

    If you listen to some prominent liberal critics of Israel, you might think that liberalism in Israel is in a deep coma. For many years now, these critics have been single-mindedly obsessed with one liberal cause: Israel’s failure to make peace with the Palestinians.

    It’s a great...

  • J Street delineates why it pulled out of Boston pro-Israel rally

    July 22, 2014 | 2:57 pm

    J Street withdrew from a pro-Israel rally in Boston because it did not feel the rally would address all the group’s concerns.

    The liberal Jewish Middle East lobbying group, a constituent of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, publicized its stance on the...

  • J Street still strong at national summit

    June 12, 2014 | 9:06 am

    The latest round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks may have broken down, and the gap between the parties might be wider than ever, but that’s no reason not to try, try again — and it’s still up to the United States to take the lead.

    That was the message opening night at J...

  • As Presbyterians again weigh divestment, Jewish groups lobby, warn and worry

    June 3, 2014 | 7:14 pm

    Which way will Presbyterians go this time?

    That’s a question Jewish groups and their Presbyterian allies are nervously asking as they work to head off divestment efforts within the church targeting Israel. The fear is the efforts could pass this time after a narrow defeat two...

  • Letters to the editor: J Street students, sharia and inclusion

    May 28, 2014 | 9:43 am

    A Word From J Street Student

    As a student leader of J Street U at the Claremont Colleges, I feel obliged to respond to David Suissa’s recent column, “J Street’s Real Failure.” 

    I have relatives living in Beersheba and have heard from them firsthand the terror of living under...

  • Letters to the editor: J Street and Tel Aviv

    May 21, 2014 | 10:00 am

    Left, Right and U-Turns on J Street

    David Suissa’s article “J Street’s Real Failure” (May 16) was full of factual errors and falsehoods, and he was also wrong in his overall argument. 

    As Suissa should know, because he spoke at the J Street National Conference, J Street opposes...

  • J Street’s real failure

    By David Suissa

    May 14, 2014 | 10:52 am

    Just when J Street’s reason-for-being, a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, fell into a deep coma, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations gave the “pro-peace, pro-Israel” group new life by rejecting its bid to join the umbrella...

  • The Israel conversation we should be having

    May 12, 2014 | 11:01 am

    The recent vote by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations rejecting J Street’s membership bid was not entirely surprising. J Street had been reaching out to conference members and community contacts for weeks. We knew that gaining the necessary...

  • Alan Dershowitz’s secret weapon

    By Jared Sichel

    May 7, 2014 | 12:32 pm

    World-famous lawyer, best-selling author, Harvard professor — Alan Dershowitz’s list of accomplishments is very, very long. And the number of controversial topics that he feels comfortable weighing in on — J Street, George Zimmerman, Jonathan Pollard, Donald Sterling — has made him...

  • Fact checking J Street and its critics

    May 2, 2014 | 12:19 pm

    What to make of the failure of J Street to gain entry into the Conference of Presidents? Let’s do a little fact checking.

    1) Claim: J Street is beyond the communal pale

    J Street might not have rounded up the votes, but in defeat it put to bed the argument that the group...

  • Reform movement wants Presidents Conf. overhaul in wake of J Street rejection

    May 1, 2014 | 12:18 pm

    The Union for Reform Judaism is seeking an overhaul of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in the wake of its rejection of J Street’s bid for membership.

    The Reform group in a statement posted Thursday on its website said leaving the Presidents...

  • Presidents Conference rejects J Street membership bid

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    April 30, 2014 | 4:20 pm

    J Street failed to gain admission to the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

    The vote of conference members Wednesday was 17 in favor, 22 against and three abstentions, according to four sources.

    J Street needed a two-thirds majority of the entire...

  • At J Street, giving Iran the benefit of the doubt

    September 30, 2013 | 10:06 am

    Amid the dramatic shift in tone in the U.S.-Iran relationship following Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s visit last week to the United Nations, Israeli officials are broadcasting a clear message: Be skeptical.

    But at the J Street conference in Washington this week, which drew...

  • Why peace talks will fail

    By David Suissa

    August 7, 2013 | 10:52 am

    The conventional wisdom is that the revived Israeli-Palestinian peace talks are doomed to fail. The popular reason cited is that “the maximum the Israelis can offer is less than the minimum the Palestinians can accept.” 

    From a pragmatic view, that may well be true, but I think...

  • J Street Takes a U Turn into Ariel?

    By Orit Arfa

    June 7, 2013 | 7:36 am

    The mission of the lobby J Street is “a two state resolution to the conflict with the Palestinian people.” Decried as an anti-Israel lobby by staunch Israel supporters who view the two-state solution as the Arabs' "Final Solution," J Street focuses much of its efforts on reviving...

  • Secretary Kerry’s Speech and J Street’s Open Letter to the American Jewish Community

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    June 6, 2013 | 7:13 am

    Earlier this week, Secretary of State John Kerry gave a powerful and important speech at the American Jewish Committee conference, calling on American Jews to make their voices heard in support for negotiation efforts and a two-state solution. The speech was not given much...

  • May 9, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 9, 2013 | 3:14 am

    The US

    Headline: Senate bill aims to toughen Iran sanctions

    To Read: According to former Assistant Secretary of Defense Lawrence Korb, with all its past experience with intelligence mistakes, the US needs to remember to calmly examine the possible motives of despots before...

  • Path to peace: J Street

    March 28, 2013 | 10:24 am

    Opponents of J Street consistently argue that our positions are somehow radical, strange and way out of the Israeli or American-Jewish mainstream.

    The opposite is true: When it comes to Israeli-Palestinian peace, the two-state solution and the inexorable demographic threat to...

  • Path to peace: StandWithUs

    March 28, 2013 | 10:15 am

    On Monday evening, March 11, I had a public discussion with Jeremy Ben-Ami, founder and president of J Street, at Temple Isaiah in Los Angeles. The topics included how American Jews should approach pro-Israel advocacy, whether peace is currently attainable between Israel and...

  • The Hagel dialectic: Defenders and detractors tussle over Israel record

    December 19, 2012 | 9:18 am

    The expected nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel as the next defense secretary has sparked an outcry from segments of the pro-Israel community.

    Media reports in recent days have said that Hagel, a Republican who represented Nebraska from 1997-2009 in the U.S. Senate, is...

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