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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...
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...
March 13, 2013 | 8:43 am
February 13, 2013 | 7:36 am
What follows is my response to a flurry of letters posted by Reform Rabbis on our List Serve (RAVKAV) critical of J Street. Many of my colleagues charge that J Street ignores hostility to Israel throughout the Middle East, the growing influence and threat of Hamas in the...
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June 22, 2010 | 5:52 pm
JStreet, the liberal lobby and peace advocacy group that aims to influence U.S. policy toward Israel, is rapidly expanding its national operation, adding two L.A.-based staff members to launch the group’s Southern California/Southwest regional branch.
Serena Zeise will be the...
January 7, 2009 | 7:37 pmI've always been annoyed by the term, "peace camp," the moniker commonly used by left-wing, peace-seeking organizations like Peace Now, the Israel Policy Forum and, more recently, J Street.
Because those organizations are very noisy about their desire for peace and their abhorrence...