I just wanted to let everyone here know that I started a new group here on mepeace called, "J-Sreet."
Here is the link to my group:
So you maybe wondering, "What is J-Street?!"
J-Street is the new pro-Israel lobby voice. Our group was created as a result for many Jewish + non Jewish supporters dissapointment in the US not helping both Israel and Palestine create a long lasting peace process, with safety and security for both sides.
W\e have seen that AIPAC's leadership in Washington has not done much to help promote peace for both the Israelies and the Palestinians.
J-Street is challenging AIPAC and the US gov. towards promoting better methods to help both Israelies and Palestinians.
It is the new let of center pro-Israel lobby, the first of it's kind ever in the US.
Here is more info about it:
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, JStreetPAC.