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Jeremy Ben Ami

American Jews Must Support, Not Hinder, Kerry's Efforts

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Alon Ben-Meir

I am one of those who certainly support J Street's ongoing efforts to promote Israeli-Palestinian peace, and I applaud their repeated outreach calling on congressional leaders and Jewish groups to support Secretary of State John Kerry's peace offensive.

What?? Michael Oren Going to Scowcroft Center

Steve Clemons | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Steve Clemons

There are some exceptions, but one of the major failings of Washington's think tank and policy communities is a general unwillingness to embrace the people and ideas that run counter to an institution's own. They are contributing to the political and intellectual fragmentation dividing and paralyzing this town.

The Blind Alley of J Street and Liberal American Zionism

Norman Solomon | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

What does J Street's motto "Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace" really mean? That question calls for grasping the context of Zionism among Jews in the United States -- aspects of history, largely obscured and left to archives, that can shed light on J Street's current political role.

The Right Question

Jeremy Ben-Ami | Posted 08.28.2012 | World
Jeremy Ben-Ami

The right question to ask isn't whether all options are on the table with Iran -- because clearly they are -- but which is the most likely to achieve the right outcome with the least danger of making the region and the world even more dangerous.

Writing a New Language About Israel at J Street

Dahlia Scheindlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dahlia Scheindlin

Do not confuse the new "pro-Israel" with the old, dead meaning of "pro-Israel." Anyone not actively working for a democratic resolution is against Israel, because the conflict is killing us.

The Rehabilitation of Eliot Spitzer

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marcia G. Yerman

As Chris Matthews repeatedly called him "governor," I wondered what the exact protocol was for retaining your title even after you have resigned in disgrace.

Inside the J Street Conference

Salena Tramel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Salena Tramel

The events harnessed an energy similar to Obama's presidential run last year. Like that campaign, J Street came as a breath of fresh air for many who felt they were part of a silenced majority.

Let Truth Trump Fear in the Jewish Community

Jeremy Ben-Ami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Ben-Ami

Let's hope the real victor in 2008 is the Jewish community -- as it finally excises the politics of fears and smears and forces candidates to debate the issues on the merits.

Obama and the Jews -- The Smear Campaign That Didn't Work

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

Sources close to the Obama campaign told me that they have seen a "marked shift in the past month or so" from Jews who had questions about Obama. Those concerns have now been resolved.