Jeremy Ben-Ami On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

The Wrong Way to Oppose BDS

At J Street, we’ve long opposed the Global BDS Movement. However, we also have strongly advocated that there’s a right way and a wrong way to do it. The right way to oppose BDS involves engaging progressives More...

Jeremy Ben-Ami On Thursday, November 10th, 2016

We Will Rise to This Challenge

Today is, for many of us, an incredibly sad and difficult day. For tens of millions of Americans who share a core belief in tolerance, decency and social justice, the election results are a severe shock. We More...

Jeremy Ben-Ami On Sunday, May 15th, 2016

Jeremy Ben-Ami: Obama’s Opportunity

President Obama has eight months remaining in office and one last meaningful opportunity to take concrete action on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Of course, we’re under no illusion about what’s possible. More...

Jeremy Ben-Ami On Sunday, April 17th, 2016

Word on the Street: A Groundbreaking Moment

Last Thursday evening’s presidential debate between Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders was a groundbreaking moment for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans. Finally, we heard an exchange of views that More...

Jeremy Ben-Ami On Monday, February 15th, 2016

Jeremy Ben-Ami: Responding to the Death Knell for the Two-State Solution

Sounding the death knell for the two-state solution has sadly become an all-too-popular pastime. Political activists on the left point the finger of blame at Israel and say that expanding settlements and the rising More...

Jeremy Ben-Ami On Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

A Victory for Diplomacy. And for a Majority of Jewish Americans

Senator Barbara Mikulski’s announcement this morning of support for the nuclear agreement with Iran brings the number of US Senators now supporting the deal to 34, meaning the agreement will survive the More...

Jeremy Ben-Ami On Friday, August 14th, 2015

Don’t Let Them Drown You Out

BLOG As we approach the midway point of Congress’ August recess, the debate over the international agreement to block Iran’s path to a nuclear weapon is reaching a fever pitch. Members of Congress More...

Jeremy Ben-Ami On Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

This Fight Has Just Begun

BLOG The historic deal between six world powers and Iran to block Iran’s paths to developing a nuclear weapon could come down to a few swing votes in Congress, and especially in the US Senate. Opponents More...

Jeremy Ben-Ami On Sunday, August 9th, 2015

Jeremy Ben-Ami: Our Playbook to Win the Iran Fight

BLOG About one-third of the way through its 60-day review of the Iran deal, Congress is headed out of town this week, with 23 new Democratic Members of Congress announcing support for the deal, and seven, More...

Jeremy Ben-Ami On Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Word on the Street: AIPAC’s Money vs. J Street’s Majority

[BLOG] We knew this would be one hell of a fight–but as I learned a long time ago, when the truth is on your side, it is more than OK to be David facing off against Goliath. And wow–here we are and More...

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