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  • Why J Street loves Jim Baker

    March 24, 2015 | 9:29 am

    J Street’s youthful activists delivered a big chunk of conference time to James Baker, an octogenarian known for cursing out their parents.

    Baker, who as George H.W. Bush’s secretary of state back in 1991 is reported to have said “F— the Jews” since they don’t vote for...

  • Jewish groups as one backing congressional letter on anti-Semitism

    September 8, 2014 | 1:23 pm

    A bipartisan congressional resolution urging increased action by the United States and other countries to address resurgent anti-Semitism has wall-to-wall Jewish organizational support.

    In a letter to colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives seeking co-sponsorship of the...

  • Letters to the editor: Climate change, veterans, SJP and more

    June 11, 2014 | 8:53 am

    A Climactic Discussion

    It is essential that the Jewish community play a leading role in efforts to avert a climate catastrophe (“Judaism in the Time of Climate change,” June 6). The scientific consensus that we may be on the brink of a tipping point when climate change will spin...

  • Calendar February 22-28

    By Laura Donney

    February 19, 2014 | 2:53 pm

    SAT | FEB 22


    Temple Isaiah and First African Methodist Episcopal Church (FAME) are joining forces to remind us all how powerful a bit of peace can be. The program will inclulde prayer, songs and stories. Former gang members, victims of violence and...

  • March 11, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 11, 2013 | 3:35 am

    The US

    Headline: US senator, Treasury press EU to blacklist Hezbollah

    To Read: Barry Rubin believes that Obama has been making every mistake possible in the Middle East (and he thinks Israel should simply be quiet and smile about it):

    You have to understand, I tell the...

  • Jeremy Ben-Ami and David Suissa face-off over Israel

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 12, 2011 | 6:02 pm

    On April 11, David Suissa, a columnist for The Journal, joined Jeremy Ben-Ami, president and founder of J Street, the self-described “pro-Israel, pro-peace” lobby group, for a discussion about what it means to be “pro-Israel.” (SEE COMPLETE VIDEO BELOW)

    It was an evening for...

  • Goldblog is a pro-J Street blog

    March 30, 2011 | 10:38 am

    Ordinarily, I would not be so vociferous in the defense of J Street, but the hearing last week in the Knesset held to determine whether or not J Street is a pro-Israel organization (“No” was the answer from the revanchists who organized the inquiry) made me almost physically...

  • Ben-Ami apologizes for misleading statements on Soros

    September 27, 2010 | 11:59 am

    Jeremy Ben-Ami, the founder and director of J Street, apologized to followers for misleading them about George Soros’ role in funding the dovish pro-Israel group.

    “I accept responsibility personally for being less than clear about Mr. Soros’ support once he did become a donor,”...

  • Netanyahu’s choice

    September 21, 2010 | 2:58 pm

    The State of Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are fast approaching a fork in the road.

    Down one path lies a future of settlement expansion, continued control over the entire West Bank and a population under Israeli rule in which non-Jews outnumber Jews.

    Some Israelis...

  • J-Street and NIAC: An Unholy Alliance

    By Karmel Melamed

    December 6, 2009 | 9:13 pm

    As a young child I had the very unique opportunity of being raised by my wise Iranian Jewish great-grandmother who lived a full life of more than a century. Perhaps the most powerful lesson she taught me was “if you ever want to know what kind of person someone really is, see who...

  • Don’t run Republican Jewish Coalition ads, pro-Israel group J Street tells Jewish newspapers

    By Ron Kampeas

    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...