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bout Us J Street is the political arm of the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement. J Street was founded to promote meaningful American leadership to end the Arab-Israeli and Palestinian-Israel conflicts peacefully and diplomatically.

Website: http://www.jstreet.org/
Location: Washington D.C., USA
Peacemakers: 52
Latest Activity: Oct 8, 2012

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J Street is the political arm of the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement.
J Street was founded to promote meaningful American leadership to end the Arab-Israeli and Palestinian-Israel conflicts peacefully and diplomatically. We support a new direction for American policy in the Middle East and a broad public and policy debate about the U.S. role in the region.

J Street represents Americans, primarily but not exclusively Jewish, who support Israel and its desire for security as the Jewish homeland, as well as the right of the Palestinians to a sovereign state of their own - two states living side-by-side in peace and security. We believe ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is in the best interests of Israel, the United States, the Palestinians, and the region as a whole.

J Street supports diplomatic solutions over military ones, including in Iran; multilateral over unilateral approaches to conflict resolution; and dialogue over confrontation with a wide range of countries and actors when conflicts do arise. .

J Street will advocate forcefully in the policy process, in Congress, in the media, and in the Jewish community to make sure public officials and community leaders clearly see the depth and breadth of support for our views on Middle East policy among voters and supporters in their states and districts. We seek to complement the work of existing organizations and individuals that share our agenda. In our lobbying and advocacy efforts, we will enlist individual supporters of other efforts as partners.

J Street is itself a 501(c)(4) organization and is part of the J Street family of organizations, which includes an independent, legally unconnected Political Action Committee

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Stand With Obama on Israel & Iran

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Comment by Dan Moody on April 4, 2010 at 1:03pm
Would a petition signed by as many Jews and as many Palestinians as possiblebe an option for formally being presented to members of our congress on this issue I think it could be powerful especially if it would bear enough signatures on both sides to get media attention here in the US. Dan - www.globalpeacepartners.com
Comment by Hagay on April 2, 2010 at 10:10pm

Comment by Alfred de Grazia on November 13, 2009 at 2:34pm
J st credo sounds in tune with my elaborated scheme for the 51st State USA to be called Canaan. My book on how to do it is called The American State of Canaan (90,000 words) and is sold by Amazon and elsewhere. My political acitivism is apparent enough in my record (see www.grazian-archive.com and Canaan Blog.com.
Comment by Shoshana on November 3, 2009 at 4:37pm
Just saw a movie entitled "One Peace at a Time" which is being contracted for viewing worldwide. It gives beautifully and powerfully the projects that are creating sustainabilty for a peaceful world: safety, clean water, sustainable energy and food sources, education , healthcare, etc. This could be a great venue to bring the message of Middle East peace to those who would not be interested in a smaller regional effort but want to go "global" and the Middle East in "One Peace at a Time".
Comment by Byron DeLear on November 3, 2009 at 4:00pm
Yes, Eyal, beautiful to see you, thanks for making the journey to DC! It was productive and inspiring to see the voices for justice gathering to help realize what's been given lip service for far too long, namely the two-state solution.

If you didn't get a chance to read it here's my report on the conference: http://www.mepeace.org/profiles/blogs/j-street-arrives-on-capitol
Comment by Rebecca Tobias on November 3, 2009 at 1:32pm

Courage+Compassion+JStreet
Peace in the Middle East is closer than ever thank G-d now that voices of temperance and reason have a forum for political expression here in the US. Eyal it was a pleasure to meet and learn from you and I look forward to us spending time again basking in your light at future events such as this. Yasher Koach on being such an important part of this groundbreaking effort!
Comment by Oliver Haack on November 2, 2009 at 11:28am
It's really amazing how fast the 'J Street' community within mepeace.org grows. Eyal, the conference must have really been a big success. Congratulations to these efforts, and welcome to all new members with a 'J Street background'. You're doing great work!
Comment by Eyal Raviv on October 30, 2009 at 11:20am
The Conference was great. To see more details, click: http://conference.jstreet.org/. This groups is being recommended through our recommendations.
Comment by Stephanie Chase on May 3, 2009 at 5:08am
Stand with Obama on Israel and Iran

The battle lines are emerging clearly around President Barack Obama's Middle East agenda - and we need your help.

The President intends to achieve a negotiated resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in his first term and to address the challenges Iran poses through diplomacy.

His opponents, meanwhile, are trying to rally Congress to thwart his agenda. With one hand they're opposing the President's proposed approach to working with a possible Palestinian unity government; with the other, they are proposing aggressive new sanctions on Iran just as diplomatic outreach begins.

If you're one of President Obama's supporters on the Middle East, Congress needs to hear from you right now.

Click here to your representatives in Congress that you support President Obama's policy in the Middle East ? both on the Arab-Israeli conflict and on Iran:
http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/2747/t/3251/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=2723

Some in Congress may consider opposing the President under the false impression that that's what Jewish Americans and other friends of Israel want.

They're wrong.

In fact, over 70% of Jewish Americans support President Obama's handling of the Arab-Israeli conflict and the Middle East. [1]

Here's what's happening with the President's agenda in Congress right now:

On Iran, the President is promoting tough, direct diplomacy to address concerns over their nuclear program, support for Hamas and Hezbollah, and threats against Israel. The President has made clear that the diplomatic road ahead will be tough ? but the chances of success won't be helped by Congress imposing tight timelines or a new round of sanctions at this moment.

Yet, just this week, the Orwellian-named "Iran Diplomacy Enhancement Act" was introduced in the House ? a bill that in reality does nothing to "enhance diplomacy" but instead imposes further sanctions on Iran, directly undercutting the President's diplomatic message. [2]

When it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the President is moving clearly to promote a two-state solution ? including support for Palestinian institution-building and for urgent humanitarian needs - all part of the proposal first made by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to provide $900 million in aid to the Palestinians.

Not only will this assistance help alleviate human suffering in Gaza, rebuild its infrastructure, and revive its stalled economy, but it is also structured in a way that could enable the U.S. to work with a Palestinian unity government that meets relevant criteria, an important building block for advancing Israeli-Arab peace.

The opposition is going to be intense. Just last week, for instance, Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) attacked the President's request as allowing support for Palestinian "Nazis." [3]

Yet, according to recent polls, 69% of Israelis and American Jews would support dealing with a Palestinian unity government that includes Hamas. [4]

We oppose and condemn Hamas' use of terror and violence to achieve political ends.

Along with the majority of American Jews and Israelis, we also recognize that resolving this conflict may require bringing those who have used violence into a political process, one aim of which is to end their armed resistance.

This strategy has been met with some success in Lebanon, where America works with a government that now includes Hezbollah, in Iraq where we work with the Sunni Awakening, and of course in Northern Ireland.

President Obama intends to reverse years of diplomatic neglect in the Middle East, aiming for nothing less than historic progress to finally resolve historic conflicts.

But President Obama needs our political support to put his agenda into action. That's why ? on both issues ? we're asking you to step to the plate now to support President Obama's vision for U.S. policy in the Middle East.

http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/2747/t/3251/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=2723

Our success will depend on our ability to generate thousands of messages to Congress in a matter of hours - so, after you've taken action, make sure to forward this message to your friends and family that might be interested.

Thanks so much for all you do.

- Isaac

Isaac Luria
Campaigns Director
J Street
April 30, 2009
Comment by duha on January 5, 2009 at 9:25pm
i believe that all the world should live in peace but under conditions that every1 has his own freedom to deside what he want a that no nation should be unsadisfide cos peace doesnt mean weakness
 

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