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  • J Street, StandWithUs heads tangle at Temple Isaiah

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 13, 2013 | 8:43 am

    These are tough times for people hoping for a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 

    A recent cover story in The New Republic optimistically called the prospects for a two-state solution “not altogether hopeless.” President Barack Obama has made clear that he...

  • Israel’s political cycle not stuck on the right

    January 14, 2013 | 4:24 pm

    With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu poised to win re-election later this month, some critics of Israel’s peace and security policies worry out loud that Israel’s political cycle -- its pattern of cycling alternately between the political left and right -- is stuck on the right.

    ...
  • Howard Berman among major Israel supporters absent from new Congress

    December 11, 2012 | 1:12 pm

    When the new Congress convenes in January, it will be missing several longtime pillars of support for Israel on Capitol Hill.

    Gone from the House of Representatives will be veteran Jewish Reps. Howard Berman (D-Calif.), the ranking member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee;...

  • October 17, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 17, 2012 | 3:57 am

    In-depth

    Overcautious Obama

    The United States must take the lead in Syria in order to rescue the people, the region and the American image, writes Anne-Marie Slaughter for Project Syndicate.

    No one speaks for the Syrian people in the Oval Office every morning. No one adds...

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  • Boycott, divestment and sanctions put allies at odds

    July 3, 2012 | 12:27 pm

    As a long-time advocate for peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I am pained that frustration over failure to achieve a just and lasting peace has led allies in the struggle to end up at odds over tactics like boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS).

    Two years...

  • Leftist Israelis, Beinart’s boycott and the limits of negative messaging

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 6, 2012 | 12:57 pm

    When Peter Beinart proposed of a boycott of goods coming from the occupied territories, the most widely read responses came from American Jews—among them Sinai Temple’s Rabbi David Wolpe, Gary Rosenblatt of the New York Jewish Week and Barry Shrage of Boston’s Combined Jewish...

  • J Street, Israel still arguing — but on friendlier terms

    March 27, 2012 | 12:30 pm

    The first Israeli government official ever to appear before J Street received a rousing, whistling, foot-stomping reception.

    And that was it, as far as the welcome went.

    The speech delivered on March 26 at J Street’s annual conference by Baruch Binah, the deputy chief of mission...

  • Dovish J Street undecided on ADL-AJC Israel “Unity Pledge”

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 28, 2011 | 12:00 pm

    UPDATED: The headline of this post has been changed from an earlier version (“J Street rejects ‘Unity Pledge’ on Israel, joining Right-wing groups”) at the request of J Street staff. According to J Street Director of Media and Communications Jessica Rosenblum, the...

  • J Street opposes Palestinian statehood bid

    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...

  • Netanyahu won’t meet with visiting congressional delegation

    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...

  • Civility 101

    By Rob Eshman

    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,...

  • J Street staffers announce departure

    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...

  • Briefs: Pro-Israel doves launch D.C. lobbying effort, Carter—in Israel— calls Sderot attacks ’

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Pro-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...