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J Street

J Street says it’s pro-Israel, but backs those opposing emergency aid for Israel by Inna Serebro-Litvak, The Times of Israel, March 1, 2024

What is the organization trying to achieve by supporting those who would deny Israel its right to defend itself?

I was involved with AIPAC for 35 years. Their latest move convinced me to join J Street by Rabbi Marc Israel, Forward, August 23, 2023

Hillel, Shammai and J Street by Emily Kaiman, The Times of Israel, August 15, 2023

We must avoid the prevailing impulse to exaggerate and distort and learn to disagree without fracturing our community.

J Street Works To Undermine Democratic Support for Israel, AIPAC, August 2023

J Street Is Crossing a Bright Red Line by Rabbi Spike Anderson, The Times of Israel, August 3, 2023

J Street’s Not Pro-Israel or Pro-Peace by Inna Serebro-Litvak, The Times of Israel, July 13, 2023

In Israel’s Current Crisis, AIPAC Is Vital and J Street Is Dangerous by Chuck Freilich and Danny Ayalon, Haaretz, February 9, 2023

No matter how well-meaning they are and how objectionable they find Netanyahu’s coalition, U.S. Jews should not lobby U.S. politicians against Israel’s democratically elected government.

J Street’s Balancing Act Comes Under Pressure by Alex Kane, Jewish Currents, February 1, 2023

The liberal Zionist organization is proving too critical of Israel for the mainstream Democratic establishment it courts—and not critical enough for its own constituency.

Audio (Apple Podcast, 1:00’): Chuck Freilich & Danny Ayalon: The threat to the US-Israel “special relationship” from within America’s own Jewish community, Israel Defense and Diplomacy Forum (IDDF), December 30, 2022

J Street is honest about what it is, we just have to listen by Brian Strauss, The Times of Israel, December 29, 2022 (see also response, J Street and what it really means to be pro-Israel by Jeremy Ben-Ami, The Times of Israel, January 4, 2023)

What Lapid said at the U.N. and how J Street changed it by Stephen M. Flatow, Jewish News Syndicate, September 29, 2022

The left-wing lobby whited out the prime minister’s assertion that a Palestinian state must not become a ‘terror base.’

A letter to Jeremy Ben-Ami on erev Tisha B’Av by Rick Rheins, The Times of Israel, August 5, 2022

J Street and New York Times Revises the English Language by Stephen M. Flatow, Jewish News Syndicate, November 2, 2021

What is a “settlement unit”? You mean, an apartment. “Settlement units” is a rhetorical trick and a rhetorical weapon. It’s a way of trying to make Israel look bad when the facts alone won’t accomplish that objective.

J Street and Abbas deserve each other by Mitchell Bard, Jewish News Syndicate, April 28, 2021

Can J Street stoop any lower in backing anti-Israel views? by David M. Weinberg, Jerusalem Post, April 22, 2021

Is J Street Misrepresenting Its Real Mission? by Amb. Alan Baker, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, January 10, 2020

Theory of Change by Maryam Saleh and Ryan Grim, The Intercept, December 14, 2019

The Wax and Wane of J Street’s Influence Over U.S.-Israel Policy

J Street’s foul formula by David M. Weinberg, The Jerusalem Post, November 1, 2019

The Democrats’ disconnect from Israeli reality by Jonathan Tobin, Jewish News Syndicate, October 23, 2019

The party’s turnout for the J Street conference and their presidential candidates’ threats of cutting off aid to Israel illustrate how little they understand the Middle East.

Is There Anyone From J Street Who ISN’T A Co-Founder of If Not Now?, Daled Amos, August 30, 2019

J Street’s Birthright Replacement Trip To Israel Killed My Zionism by Jesse Steshenko, Forward, July 17, 2019

In NY Times Coverage of J Street, Advocacy Journalism for Anti-Israel Advocates by Gilead Ini, Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA), July 11, 2019

J Street 2019 Poll of Democratic Primary and Caucus Voters, May 14, 2019 (see also analysis of the findings)

Is ‘Democratic Majority for Israel’ Intended To Clean Up J Street’s Mess? by Bennett Ruda, Daled Amos, March 18, 2019

Still pro-Israel? by David M. Weinberg, Israel Hayom, December 21, 2018

J Street Chapters Aiding BDS Campaigns on Campuses by Noah Pollak, Free Beacon, June 4, 2018

Fueling anti-Israel climate through lobbying, activism

AIPAC Is the Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace Lobby by Mitchell Bard, The Times of Israel, March 30, 2017

J Street’s Dead End by Gregg Roman, The Hill, January 22, 2017

More proof that J-Street is anti-Israel by Elder of Ziyon, January 5, 2017

J-Street is not pro-peace and not pro-Israel. Anyone who claims that J-Street represents the mainstream of liberal Jewish thinking is knowingly lying.

The Problem With Using the Tax Code to Punish Israeli Settlements by Eugene Kontorovich, Tablet, October 6, 2016

Why J Street’s push to revoke tax exemptions for groups supporting Jewish communities in the West Bank is unconstitutional

Opening Up Options in Jewish Israel Advocacy by Brent E. Sasley, Israel Policy Forum, Matzav Blog, May 27, 2016

Video: The Truth About J Street (6’32”), Hallelu Foundation, October 1, 2015

An Israeli leftist to J Street: Stop! by Hen Mazzig, The Times of Israel, September 20, 2015

Trouble for J Street? Liberal Jews Turn on Obama Over Iran Deal by Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn, The Algemeiner, April 12, 2015

J-Street Speaker Calls for Destruction of Israel – to Applause (with video) by Elder of Ziyon, The Algemeiner, March 27, 2015

Why J Street loves Jim Baker by Ron Kampeas, Times of Israel, March 25, 2015

J Street, Newly Combative, Takes On the Jewish Establishment by Nathan Guttman,, March 25, 2015

J Street U students plot rebellion against Jewish right-wing’s big money by Chemi Shalev, Haaretz, March 23, 2015

The liberal lobby’s campus activists launch a campaign against donors’ ‘stranglehold’ over communal groups, and Hillel is first in line.

How J Street Misled Obama into Netanyahu Speech Debacle by Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn, The Algemeiner, March 5, 2015

ADL Condemns J Street for “Inflammatory and Repugnant” Campaign, The Mike Report, February 11, 2015

Video: StandWithUs – J Street Debate (1:28’49”), Temple Judea, Tarzana, California, January 13, 2015

‘J Street Challenge’ drives down the middle of the community by Janis Siegel, Jewish Sound, November 26, 2014

J Street: Pro-progressive, not pro-Israel by Paul Miller, The Hill, October 31, 2014

J Street Funded Representatives Oppose Iron Dome, Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA), September 9, 2014 (see also J-Street endorses candidates who voted against Iron Dome funding by Elder of Ziyon, August 3, 2014)

Wartime unity conceals political differences among American Jews by Sam Sokol, Jerusalem Post, July 24, 2014

One of the outliers in the American Jewish community is the left-wing J Street lobby, which pulled out of a community-wide pro-Israel rally in Boston.

Why I Left J Street by Ada da Silva, Israellycool, July 10, 2014

J Street decries Presbyterian divestment decision by Lazar Berman, Times of Israel, June 23, 2014

Why I won’t be setting foot in the J Street National Summit this weekend by David Breakstone, Times of Israel, June 6, 2014

The Anti-Zionism of J Street by Aiden Pink, The Tower, June 2014

The biggest problem with the controversial group isn’t its bullying, mischaracterization of opponents, outrageous lobbying positions, or childish huffing and puffing. It’s their implicit rejection of everything Zionism stands for.

New campus group counters J Street’s focus on politics by Amanda Borschel-Dan, Times of Israel, June 5, 2014

Launched this week, the student-founded Justice and Uniting the Mideast in Peace [JUMP] attempts to depoliticize and depolarize the liberal pro-Israel activist camp

J Street and the challenge of debate by Bruce R. Rosengard, Times of Israel, May 19, 2014

J Street’s Bigotry & Intolerance: A response to Jeremy Ben-Ami by Chloe Valdary, Times of Israel, May 14, 2014

Setting the record straight by Jeremy Ben-Ami, Times of Israel, May 13, 2014

J Street, I Dare You to Condemn PA War Crimes by Zach Stern, Times of Israel, May 12, 2014

The Israel conversation we should be having by Rachel Lerner, JTA, May 12, 2014

‘The J Street Challenge’ by Richard Baehr, Israel Hayom, May 7, 2014

Fact checking J Street and its critics by Ami Eden, Times of Israel, May 3, 2014

Did J Street Win by Losing? by Jonathan S. Tobin, Commentary, April 30, 2014

It’s OK to be Depressed by Daniel Gordis, Jerusalem Post, March 21, 2014 [refers to debate between Gordis and Jeremy Ben-Ami of J Street]

J Street’s underdog strategy by Charles Jacobs, Times of Israel, March 27, 2014

Will J Street U Take the J Street Challenge? By Daniel Mael, Jewish Press, February 21, 2014

Film Exposé of J Street Reveals Decaying Core of Moral Narcissism by Lori Lowenthal Marcus, Jewish Press, February 21, 2014

Video: Alan Dershowitz Introduces “The J Street Challenge” (12’25”) February 17, 2014, Miami Beach, Florida

John Kerry ‘Deal’ Looks Rigged Against Palestinians by Larry Derfner, The Jewish Daily Forward, February 16, 2014

J Street is Not ‘Pro-Israel’ by Isi Leibler, The Algemeiner, October 9, 2013

[UC Berkeley] Jewish Student Union votes to deny membership to J Street U by Connor Grubaugh, The Daily Californian, October 8, 2013

J Street and the Decline of American Power by Ben Cohen, The Algemeiner, October 1, 2013

J Street Attendees Show Support For Right Of Return by Liam Hoare, Tablet Magazine, September 30, 2013

To Ramallah and Back by Mollie Adatto Jerusalem Post, July 20, 2013

J Street’s Spin Reversed by CAMERA Op-Ed by Eric Rozenman, Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, May 23, 2013 (shorter version appeared in the Washington Jewish Week on May 23)

Puppeteering Mediation Cannot Lead to Lasting Peace by Laurel Kaufer, Huffington Post, March 15, 2013

J Street is a dead end by Chuck Freilich, Jerusalem Post, February 25, 2013

Is J Street Winning? by Steven J. Rosen, Foreign Policy, November 9, 2012

A J-Street convention fantasy: What they needed to hear by Gil Troy, Jerusalem Post, March 28, 2012

To stunned silence, Israel’s rep scolds J Street to ‘stand by us’, Israel Hayom, March 27, 2012

J Street’s conceit by David M. Weinberg, Israel Hayom, March 14, 2012

Letter from Rachel Lerner, VP of J Street Education Fund, February 10, 2012 (regarding the Philadelphia community statement Condemning the National BDS Conference at the University of Pennsylvania; see also How Many Are Thy Tents, O Jacob? by Lori Lowenthal Marcus, American Thinker, February 3, 2012)

Video: Jeremy Ben-Ami and Alan Dershowitz (1:25’11”), October 14, 2011

In the Tent, or Out: That is Still the J-Street Question by Daniel Gordis, May 27, 2011

What happened when J Street met Shimon Peres? “Your activities hurt Israel,” Peres said. Then the story vanished. The J Street Files, May 3, 2011

Joel Mowbray reports: J-Street defends the indefensible, Power Line, April 1, 2011

J Street Can No Longer Claim to Be Pro-Israel by Alan Dershowitz, Huffington Post, April 21, 2010