Tag Archive for J Street

J Street urges Biden to revoke Trump’s Israel policies that achieved peace

Following four years of being ignored, J Street has now reached out to Joe Biden, urging he return to the shelved, failed US doctrine by reversing Trump’s “Abraham Accords” and put a Palestinian independence before peace with more Muslim countries.

By Jeff Dunetz



J Street is calling on Joe Biden to reverse many of the Trump administration’s moves concerning Israel and the Middle East including taking President Donald Trump’s Mideast peace plan off the table and a stop to making peace without getting the Palestinians involved.

Haaretz has learned that the organization “prepared a set of policy recommendations for the…Biden administration that are based on adopting a fresh approach toward the conflict, going beyond what previous administrations have attempted. Continue Reading »

UN interferes with court demolition ruling of illegal Bedouin encampment 

A spokeswoman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights requested that Israel not raze the unsafe Bedouin roadside encampment, which Israel’s Supreme Court ruled was illegally built and posed a security threat.
– Far-left group J Street, signed a petition stating any demolition would ‘strike a major blow to prospects for a two-state solution.’

By the Associated Press


The UN’s main human rights body expressed concern on Tuesday over Israel’s expected demolition of a Bedouin hamlet in the West Bank, the structures of which Israel says were illegally built and pose a threat to security due to their proximity to a highway. Continue Reading »

Obama paid J-Street $576,000 to promote Iran deal when White House jive contradicted professional opinions


Reports now prove J-Street, not the true advocate for Israel it purports to be, received $576,000 from President Obama to deceive the American Jews, and advocate for Iran in the nuclear deal, in spite of the actual danger the deal proved to imperil Israel.

By Ari Soffer


J-Street received more than half a million dollars to advocate for the Obama administration’s controversial nuclear deal with Iran, it has been revealed.

President Barack Obam

President Barack Obama – Photo: Reuters

The liberal Jewish group, which bills itself as “pro-Israel and pro-peace” but which critics say takes solely anti-Israel stances, was paid the money by the White House’s main surrogate organization for selling the deal. Continue Reading »

J Street Votes ‘No’ to World Zionist Congress Resolution: Jews Indigenous to Israel


‘Pro-Israel’?? – Why would liberal Jewish groups that proclaim to be pro-Israel try to torpedo a World Zionist Congress bill declaring the Jewish people indigenous to Israel?

By Ari Soffer


It would seem to be a fairly basic principle for a pro-Israel organization to accept: that the Jewish people is an indigenous nation to the Land of Israel.

Not so for J Street and several other self-defined “liberal Zionist” organization’s.

At the World Zionist Congress last week, a proposal entitle “Recognition of the Jewish People as Indigenous to the Land of Israel” was proposed by LAVI, a relatively small but active group of newcomers to the World Zionist Organization’s legislative body.

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In J-Street Style, NYT Ad Spins Augmented Reality to Persuade Congress On Iran Deal

Although Israeli gov’t including opposition parties agree with single voice against dangerously bad Iran deal, the left-wing J-Street group runs full-page NYT ad in favor of deal in effort to sway Congress to embrace it.

BY Yoni Hersch, Shlomo Cesana & Erez Linn


Although most Americans and Israelis say they oppose the nuclear agreement signed between Iran and world powers earlier this month, left-wing pro-Israel lobby J Street has tried to cast it in a different light, all but ignoring the criticism the agreement has generated.

J Street has launched a campaign to prompt lawmakers to support the nuclear agreement with Iran – Screenshot: jstreet.org

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Reform Jewish groups threaten to leave or overhaul Conference of Presidents


Conservative Jewish group’s VP calls for major overhaul after rejection of yesterday’s J Street’s membership bid.



The Union for Reform Judaism is seeking an overhaul of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in the wake of its rejection of J Street’s bid for membership.

Rick Jacobs. Photo: Screenshot from URJ Biennial's Twitter page.

Rick Jacobs. – Photo: Screenshot from URJ Biennial’s Twitter page.

The Reform group in a statement posted Thursday on its website said leaving the Presidents Conference, an umbrella body, is an option.

“As of yesterday, it is clear that the Conference of Presidents, as currently constituted and governed, no longer serves its vital purpose of providing a collective voice for the entire American Jewish pro-Israel community,” URJ President Rick Jacobs said in the statement.

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Major American Jewish Org. Rejects J Street’s Admission

51 American Jewish organizations rejected the admission of the far left-wing lobby into the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.



The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, a non-profit U.S. group comprised of 51 national Jewish organizations, voted Wednesday at 6:00 P.M. EST to reject the dovish lobby J Street’s request for admission.

J Street supporters holding a rally in Boston for a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine.

J Street supporters holding a rally in Boston for a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine. – Photo: Bob Nesson

The self-declared “pro-Israel, pro-peace” organization was founded in 2008 and presents itself as an alternative to AIPAC, the powerful, veteran pro-Israel lobby.

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‘Pro-Israel’ discussion in NYC ends in insults, storming off the stage & recriminations

Commentary editor John Podhoretz storms off the stage at a ‘Pro-Israel’ debate at New York’s 92nd Street Y, leaving the panelists puzzled & the audience stunned.


When the planners at 92nd Street Y in New York decided to host a “community discussion” on Monday on the question “What it means to be pro-Israel in America?” they couldn’t know that they would be getting a clear-cut answer before the night was over.

New York's 92nd Street Y.

New York’s 92nd Street Y. – Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Because based on the course of the debate, “being pro-Israel in America” means ideological chasms, professional rivalries, frayed nerves, inflamed tempers, one of the participants storming out in a huff and then exchanging barbs and insults on the internet with the moderator. Continue Reading »

MK Shaked Criticizes Israeli Politicians for Attending J-Street Conference

Bayit Yehudi Knesset Member Shaked warns her colleagues,”Your participation in the conference grants legitimacy to extreme & unbalanced criticism of Israel,” 

By Gil Ronen


MK Ayelet Shaked (Bayit Yehudi) had tough words Tuesday for the extremely leftist J Street lobby organization, and for fellow parliamentarians who attended a conference held by the group.

Knesset Member Ayelet Shaked – Photo: Artium Degel

“In the past few days, the J Street organization has held a conference in Washington,” MK Shaked wrote on Facebook. “For those who are not familiar with it – the organization was established as a counterweight to AIPAC, the pro-Israeli lobby, by elements in US Jewry who claimed that AIPAC toes a line that identifies with Israel too much.” Continue Reading »