In January 2009, flushed with the success of Barack Obama’s election to the presidency, many on the left assumed that the new left-wing lobby J Street would soon be a major force in Washington. They thought that even if it did not replace AIPAC as the voice of American Jewry on...
Tag: J Street
March 19, 2012 | 12:12 pm
March 14, 2012 | 3:47 pm
Prager’s ‘Golden Calf’ Column Provokes Response
Dennis Prager’s latest jeremiad (“Our Golden Calf,” March 9) reaches new depths of absurdism. His tired and ludicrous mantra that “leftism” is the cause of humanity’s ills can’t be taken seriously. In one fell...
February 29, 2012 | 1:07 pm
As founders and leaders of J Street U college and university chapters, we expected the hardest part of our work to be confronting issues on campus like divestment at UC Berkeley, an unwillingness to engage with Israel at Occidental, or a polarized conversation at UCLA that had grown...
February 28, 2012 | 2:35 pm
It’s Israel Apartheid Week, when college campuses across America are overtaken by paper-mache walls, cardboard tanks and a whole lot of criticism of the Jewish state. Do you know where the voices speaking up for Israel are?
They’re all over the map.
Tonight, a film called...
January 20, 2012 | 2:18 am
Writing for jweekly.com, Natan Nestel takes aim at J Street, claiming that its stance on Israel should make it unwelcome in Jewish circles.
“What’s common to J Street U events is not a balanced, thoughtful discussion of...
December 12, 2011 | 3:16 pm
Hillel leaders at the University of California, Berkeley, are urging the Jewish Student Union on campus to reconsider its rejection of J Street’s campus affiliate.
The Jewish Student Union, an umbrella body for UC Berkeley Jewish student groups, voted last month to deny membership...
November 17, 2011 | 9:55 am
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September 8, 2011 | 10:18 am
The liberal Jewish group J Street opposes Palestinian efforts to achieve statehood recognition through the United Nations, as well as plans to penalize the Palestinians for making the bid.
“We believe that everything J Street stands for and what we do needs to promote the two-state...
July 19, 2011 | 11:55 am
June 6, 2011 | 2:29 pm
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not meet with a visiting congressional delegation visiting under J Street auspices.
Jeremy Ben-Ami, who directs the self-described “pro-Israel, pro-peace” group, confirmed Monday that the prime minister and other senior government...
May 26, 2011 | 10:28 am
April 29, 2011 | 12:45 pm
The nomination of Rabbi Richard Jacobs to head the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) is the latest coup for J Street. Less than three years after its founding, a member of J Street’s Rabbinic Cabinet is being appointed to head the largest branch of American Judaism. With the nominee...
April 20, 2011 | 5:33 pm
When you get a moment, go online and read the account by our reporter Jonah Lowenfeld of the April 11 J Street debate at Temple Israel of Hollywood.
Jewish Journal columnist David Suissa squared off against Jeremy Ben-Ami, founder and president of the self-annointed “pro-Israel,...
April 6, 2011 | 1:32 pm
Two J Street staff members who have been with the organization since its inception three years ago have resigned their positions for new opportunities, the organization announced.
Issac Luria, the vice president of new media and communications, and press secretary Amy Spitalnick are...
March 15, 2011 | 4:05 pm
Is turnabout fair play when Israel examines the critics who would examine its actions?
Groups on the Jewish left expressed outrage last week after the Knesset subcommittee on public diplomacy voted to convene hearings on J Street, the Washington-based lobby that calls itself...
March 10, 2011 | 11:45 am
An Israeli Knesset committee will hold a hearing on the activities of J Street.
The Knesset Immigration, Absorption and Public Diplomacy Committee said Wednesday that the hearing on J Street, which calls itself a “pro-Israel, pro-peace” organization, will be held as soon as next...
March 10, 2011 | 10:29 am
A number of Jewish groups have expressed concern at congressional hearings on terrorism that focus on Islam.
“Homegrown Muslim extremists pose a real threat to the United States, but the issue is one that may be difficult to explore seriously in a hearing that has engendered an...
March 9, 2011 | 12:38 pm
Traffic Going in Both Directions on J Street
I would like to add my congratulations, to the many he has already received, to David Suissa for again having written an excellent, incisive and rational article, “J Street Needs Another Lane” (March 4) to complement his “Israel...
March 9, 2011 | 12:35 pm
I joined more than 2,400 pro-Israel, pro-peace activists — students and American and Israeli leaders, including five members of the Knesset, dozens of members of Congress and 100 rabbis, last week in Washington, D.C., at J Street’s second national conference.
Although I am the...
At Berkeley campus, Jewish students on far left and far right on Israel talk about their motivations
March 7, 2011 | 1:10 pm
March 4, 2011 | 3:18 pm
I am writing from Washington DC, where I’m attending the second annual conference of J Street, together with more than 2,000 American Jews from all walks of life, four MKs from Kadima and one from Labor.
There are a number of other Israelis representing various peace and...
March 1, 2011 | 6:34 pm
I was watching the J Street convention on its Web site, and it reminded me a little of those underground meetings among religious settlers in the West Bank. That is, a constant flow of red meat served to the fervent and the like-minded.
In the case of J Street, this red meat can be...
March 1, 2011 | 10:18 am
February 28, 2011 | 11:38 am
More time is needed to bridge gaps between Israelis and Palestinians before direct peace talks can resume, Dennis Ross said.
In a speech Monday to the J Street conference in Washington, the senior White House adviser on Middle East peace issues said the current process of the United...
February 16, 2011 | 10:19 am
J Street is organizing its own Israel trip for Jewish college students after Birthright Israel declined to partner with it.
In a letter to J Street supporters, the organization announced that its campus arm, J Street U, would organize a trip to Israel and the West Bank for 10-15...
February 14, 2011 | 12:53 pm
Dennis Ross, the senior adviser to President Obama on Middle East issues, is addressing this year’s J Street conference, the group said.
Ross, seen as an administration hard-liner on Iran and as arguing for greater consideration of Israel’s needs in peace negotiations, would be a...
February 1, 2011 | 3:34 pm
Birthright Israel has rejected a proposed partnership trip with J Street, saying it no longer works with organizations with Israel-related political leanings.
J Street had begun promoting the trip last week being organized by its campus arm, J Street U, in cooperation with Israel...
January 25, 2011 | 3:08 pm