Alan Elsner On Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Alan Elsner: Another Settlement Announcement, Another Statement

Over the weekend, the Israeli Prime Minister’s office announced plans to build 1, 400 new housing units across the Green Line — including in the deeply contentious and controversial settlement More...

Alan Elsner On Sunday, June 26th, 2016

Alan Elsner: Another Reason Trump Must Be Stopped

Until now, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has offered some juicy — and sometimes contradictory — sound bites but no real policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. More...

Alan Elsner On Monday, February 29th, 2016

Alan Elsner: The Privilege and Burden of Leadership

Suddenly, Israel is at the center of the 2016 presidential campaign and was at the heart of a brawl between the three leading Republican candidates in their debate last Thursday night. Donald Trump started More...

Alan Elsner On Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Israeli-Palestinian Violence Is a Failure of Political Leadership on Both Sides

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets tomorrow with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and later this week with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordan’s King Hussein, aiming to find ways More...

Alan Elsner On Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Stabbings put Israel on dangerous precipice

To be in Jerusalem these past few days is to feel a city giving way to an overwhelming feeling of panic and terror. The city, on high alert after a series of stabbings by Palestinians in recent weeks, is More...

Alan Elsner On Monday, August 31st, 2015

Word on the Street: Final Push on the Iran Deal

The political battle to ensure that Congress does not prevent President Obama’s landmark agreement to block all of Iran’s pathways to developing a nuclear weapon is reaching a climax – and our victory is More...

Alan Elsner On Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Alan Elsner: we launched a fight

BLOG Last month, when Secretary of State Kerry announced an historic agreement to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, we launched a fight that we’ve been preparing for since J Street was founded More...

Alan Elsner On Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Word on the Street: The Standard for Judging the Iran Deal? Security.

Since the Iran nuclear deal was announced last week, we’ve heard many Israelis, led by Prime Minister Netanyahu, issue dire warnings and statements explaining why this deal is a catastrophe for Israel. However, More...

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