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August 3, 2010 | 3:28 pm
Few issues illustrate the fractured, contradictory and disputatious nature of the American Jewish community better than the debate over whether to build an Islamic community center at the site of Ground Zero.
This week, a New York City commission ended the landmark status of the...
July 2, 2010 | 9:41 am
J Street’s political action committee has raised $650,000 so far for this year’s elections and is backing a slate of 61 candidates, including 10 Jewish lawmakers.
A statement Thursday from the dovish pro-Israel lobby’s PAC said that it expected to raise $1 million this cycle.
May 4, 2010 | 1:53 pm
April 28, 2010 | 11:05 am
A new European Jewish lobby modeled after J Street will present a petition criticizing Israeli policies while defending Israel’s right to exist.
JCall will present its “European Call for Reason” petition in the European Parliament in Brussels on May 3. The document underscores...
April 27, 2010 | 10:21 am
J Street is placing full-page ads in Jewish weekly newspapers on the topic of securing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel under a two-state solution.
The ad, to be placed in seven newspapers in cities with large Jewish populations, features an Op-Ed written by former Israeli Cabinet...
April 15, 2010 | 10:10 pm
Israel’s U.S. ambassador formally met with the director of J Street.
“The conversation, which took place at the Israeli Embassy, lasted approximately one hour and covered a wide range of topics, including the peace process, the U.S.-Israel relationship and Iran,” said a statement...
December 6, 2009 | 9:13 pm
October 27, 2009 | 8:18 pm
Following is the draft of the speech former congressman Mel Levine (D-CA) delivered Oct. 28, 2009 at the first convention of the pro-Israel lobbying group J-Street in Washington, D.C.
Let me begin with a candid personal statement and an acknowledgement of my own point of view, or...
September 10, 2009 | 6:55 pm
Is J Street a pro-Israel group? The lobbying organization never tires of claiming it is.
Yet what pro-Israel group would invite a man to speak at its forthcoming conference who has called for Israel’s destruction, stating that “the establishment by force, violence and terrorism...
September 7, 2009 | 5:23 pm
Israel’s highest-ranking female soldier, Brig. Gen. Yisraela Oron, was sounding all the right notes for her J Street hosts.
At the tail end of a U.S. tour for the left-wing pro-Israel lobby, Oron was lending her considerable security credentials to its platform: a two-state...
March 25, 2009 | 10:19 pm
American Jews Want U.S. to Engage in Peace Process, Poll Reports
American Jews favor an active U.S. role in the Middle East peace process even if it means exerting pressure on Israel, according to a poll.
The survey by J Street, which backs assertive U.S. engagement in the peace...
December 30, 2008 | 7:32 pm
WASHINGTON (JTA)—In the first sign of a post-election struggle to set the American Jewish community’s Middle East agenda, a quartet of liberal pro-Israel groups is criticizing Jerusalem’s decision to launch retaliatory attacks against Gaza.
J Street, Americans for Peace Now, Brit...
November 13, 2008 | 12:24 amCan fundraising success translate into Capitol Hill clout?
That's the question facing J Street, the new liberal pro-Israel political action committee, which raised nearly $570,000 for 41 U.S. House and Senate candidates -- a total far surpassing most other pro-Israel political action...
November 6, 2008 | 6:08 pmFor some Jewish voters, the strangeness of Barack Obama was like a recurring dream: unsettling and then settling in, and then, suddenly, revelatory.
Ari Wallach described breaking through to elderly Jews in Florida who had resisted voting for the son of the man from Kenya, the tall...
October 13, 2008 | 3:19 pm
WASHINGTON (JTA)—A campaign by a new dovish pro-Israel group to get Jewish newspapers not to run Republican Jewish Coalition attack ads has raised questions about what’s kosher and what isn’t in this fraught political season.
The new group, J Street, helped flood many Jewish...
July 18, 2008 | 1:26 pm
I hate being wrong, which is why I started to worry this morning after seeing the reaction on liberal Jewish blogs to the J Street survey of American Jewish sentiments. I had panned the results as being chock full unsurprising schlock that, quite conveniently, bowed to J Street’s...
April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pmPro-Israel Doves Launch D.C. Outfit
J Street promo video
Pro-Israel doves are launching an initiative aimed at countering the influence of established Jewish organizations on Capitol Hill. In a conference call Tuesday, organizers announced the launch of J Street, a lobby outfit and a...