A year after the signing of the Iran Deal, J Street’s National Political Director Ben Shnider says the agreement is working exactly as it should.
AIPAC never spelled the threat out. But Congress got the message last summer. Politicians had to decide whether they would vote yay or nay on President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, which lifted economic sanctions in exchange for reductions to the country’s nuclear program.
A meeting with Israel’s strategic affairs minister doesn’t change that, Rachel Lerner writes.
The Netanyahu government and its American allies have always demonstrated extreme hostility toward J Street — until now, J.J. Goldberg writes.
Bernie Sanders’s representative Cornel West induced an Israel debate among Democrats, but changes to the party platform are unlikely.
J Street is reportedly pushing for a “balanced” Democratic Party platform plank on Israel, one that would include some recognition of the need to push for Palestinian rights, including with regard to occupied East Jerusalem.
Joe Biden and John Kerry said the Obama administration remained committed to advancing a two-state solution and criticized Israel and the Palestinians for obstructing its path.
The left-leaning Israel lobby J Street sits in a pretty, but tricky position as both Democratic candidates open up the debate around Israel.
Secretary of State John Kerry will join Vice President Joe Biden in addressing J Street’s annual gala on Monday night.
Vice President Joe Biden will address J Street, the liberal Jewish Middle East policy group.