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  Nate Wolfson, J Street · [email protected]
July 12, 2024 at 9:07 PM

July Update

 The next two weeks could not be more critical for all of us at J Street. With so much happening, I wanted to make sure you saw some of these recent developments. Friends, The next two weeks could not be more critical for all of us at J Street. We’re preparing for the Republican Nationa…
  Nate Wolfson, J Street · [email protected]
July 9, 2024 at 2:29 PM

[Today] Israelis & Palestinians Standing Together for Change

  Friends, We could all use a little hope and inspiration right now. Standing Together – a pro-peace coexistence movement of Jewish and Arab Israelis – is not only showing us a vision for a better future, but coming together to fight for it. Recently, they formed a protective guard for …
  Adina Vogel Ayalon, J Street · [email protected]
July 7, 2024 at 4:00 PM

[Invite] Israelis and Palestinians Standing Together for Change

 🔵 Alon-Lee Green and Rula Daood, co-directors of Standing Together, join me to discuss their vision for coexistence. Friends, The scenes were abhorrent – far-right settlers shredding open bags of flour, smashing boxes of food and torching produce en route to starving families in Gaza.…
  Jeremy Ben-Ami, J Street · [email protected]
July 4, 2024 at 3:19 PM

In 1776, our founders knew something that we still know today: Our freedoms are worth fighting for. Our values are worth fighting for. Our future is worth fighting for.

 ➡️ Friends, our democracy was forged 248 years ago in a declaration of unity, freedom, equality and independence. Ever since, the American project has been to make those ideals more real and more meaningful for every... Friends, Our democracy was forged 248 years ago in a declaration o…
  J Street Membership Alert · [email protected]
June 30, 2024 at 2:00 PM

⏰ Midnight Deadline ⏰

 Friends – Let's stand up for what's right, together. Friends,  We’ve got just a few hours to renew your support for J Street before tonight's midnight midyear deadline. We don’t yet have a contribution recorded from this email account in 2024.* Can we count on you to support our work …
  J Street Membership Alert · [email protected]
June 28, 2024 at 4:40 PM

📅 Midyear Renewal 📅

 Friends – Let's stand up for what's right, together. Friends,  We’ve got just three days left to renew your support for J Street before our June 30 midyear deadline. We don’t yet have a contribution recorded from this email account in 2024.* Can we count on you to support our work thi…
  J Street Membership Alert · [email protected]
June 27, 2024 at 4:07 PM

📅 Support Renewal 📅

 Friends – Let's stand up for what's right, together. Friends,  We’ve got just four days left to renew your support for J Street before our June 30 midyear deadline. We don’t yet have a contribution recorded from this email account in 2024.* Can we count on you to support our work this…
  J Street Membership Team · [email protected]
June 24, 2024 at 6:08 PM

🪪 Your J Street Status

 Friend: We have the following information on file for this email address. If anything appears amiss, please update your details so we can ensure we’re only sending relevant information (for example, advocacy opportunities with your representatives in Congress). Friends, Thank you, sinc…
  J Street Membership Team · [email protected]
June 23, 2024 at 3:00 PM

Your J Street Status

 Friend: We have the following information on file for this email address. If anything appears amiss, please update your details so we can ensure we’re only sending relevant information (for example, advocacy opportunities with your representatives in Congress). Friends, Thank you, sinc…
  Debra Shushan, J Street · [email protected]
June 20, 2024 at 2:06 PM

[Today] Israel-Hezbollah War Briefing

  Friends, I wanted to be sure you saw the invitation below to join me and a stellar lineup of panelists to discuss the growing risk of an Israeli-Hezbollah war on Israel’s northern border. Our conversation today at 12pm Eastern / 9am Pacific couldn’t be more timely. Register here to jo…
  Debra Shushan, J Street · [email protected]
June 18, 2024 at 7:26 PM

[Briefing] The Risk of an Israel-Hezbollah War

  Friends, The intensity of back-and-forth fire on Israel’s northern border has continued to spiral these past few weeks, with some analysts warning that a full-scale Israel-Hezbollah war is “becoming inevitable” if the current path continues. The outbreak of another front is a clear th…
  Debra Shushan, J Street Policy Center · [email protected]
June 4, 2024 at 3:19 PM

[Today] Briefing: Israel and Palestine at The Hague

  Friends, I wanted to be sure you saw the invitation below to join me and guest panelists Dr. Dahlia Scheindlin and Professor Eliav Lieblich this afternoon for a discussion on the role of international courts in the ongoing Israel-Hamas war. Register now to join us at 1pm Eastern / 10a…
  Debra Shushan, J Street Policy Center · [email protected]
June 2, 2024 at 10:00 PM

[ICC/ICJ Briefing] Israel and Palestine at The Hague

  Friends, For months, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has been signaling his intention to indict Hamas leaders for the atrocities of October 7 and issuing direct warnings to Israeli leaders to conduct military operations in accordance with international law. On Monda…
  Adina Vogel Ayalon, J Street · [email protected]
June 2, 2024 at 3:07 PM

[Tomorrow] J Street Town Hall

 🟢 Friends – At 12pm tomorrow, our senior staff will take your questions and hear your feedback about our work and priorities in this moment. We’ll also share our plan to engage with President Biden's ceasefire proposal and our candid analysis of the situation on the ground and in Washington …
  Jeremy Ben-Ami, J Street · [email protected]
May 31, 2024 at 11:16 PM

Biden’s Ceasefire Framework (Thank you, Mr. President)

  Friends, I write tonight with hope that today marked a real step toward ending the Israel-Hamas war. President Biden stood up, put a plan on the table with full White House backing, and began the process of rallying international pressure on Hamas and the Netanyahu government to agree…
  Jeremy Ben-Ami, J Street · [email protected]
May 28, 2024 at 7:37 PM

Mr. President, enough is enough.

  Dear Friend, For eight months, we have watched in abject horror the catastrophic war that has followed Hamas’ barbaric October 7 attack. Without question, Hamas’ leaders and those who carried out the murders, the rapes, the hostage-taking and the devastation that day deserve to be bro…
  Jeremy Ben-Ami, J Street · [email protected]
May 28, 2024 at 3:55 PM

[Today] Nick Kristof Sits Down with J Street

  Friends, I wanted to be sure you saw the invitation below to today’s discussion with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nick Kristof. Nick has dedicated his career to ensuring injustice is never swept under the rug. Together, we’ll apply his critical insights on global crises to the on…
  Nate Wolfson, J Street · [email protected]
May 26, 2024 at 3:00 PM

Seeking your feedback

  Dear Friends, Thank you so much for being a part of the J Street community. We know this is an incredibly challenging moment – and that’s part of why we’re seeking your thoughts about our priorities and messages as we seek to grow and strengthen our movement. We’ve seen a significant …
  Adee Telem, J Street · [email protected]
May 24, 2024 at 5:31 PM

FW: A home for Jewish and pro-Israel students

  Friends, I’m writing to make sure you saw Lauren’s note below about the immense support J Street U has provided to students over the exceedingly difficult past few months, and our plans in the year ahead to significantly grow J Street U’s reach. Together, we want to show Jewish and p…
  Jeremy Ben-Ami, J Street · [email protected]
May 23, 2024 at 7:30 PM

[Invite] Nick Kristof on Gaza, Journalism and his New Memoir

  Dear Friends, Something I deeply respect about Nick Kristof is that, even after years of traveling the world and heading into battle zones as a foreign correspondent, he still knows the value of talking to the real people he’s reporting on. Before sitting down to write about Israel an…
  Lauren Haines, J Street U President · [email protected]
May 22, 2024 at 7:59 PM

J Street U has been my home

  Friends, Growing up, I was one of two Jewish students at my Georgia high school. Teachers refused to factor in the High Holidays, sometimes not even knowing what they were. If a classmate found out I was Jewish, they’d often respond with a snide antisemitic remark about how Jews cont…
  Adina Vogel Ayalon, J Street · [email protected]
May 14, 2024 at 2:41 PM

[Today] Independence Day Event: Finding Promise in the Present

  Dear Friends, This year’s Israeli Independence Day – Yom Ha’atzmaut – is unlike any prior Independence Day. On Sunday, to mark Israel’s Memorial Day, Israeli and Palestinian peace advocates came together for a powerful joint memorial service – sharing each other’s pain and grief from …
  Nate Wolfson, J Street · [email protected]
May 10, 2024 at 8:03 PM

[Signature Pending] Biden Delays Weapons Transfers

  Friends, I wanted to make sure you saw Jeremy’s message from yesterday – and ask if you could add your name to our message defending President Biden. I’m forwarding Jeremy’s full email below. To read, sign and share the petition, click here >> In solidarity, Nate Wolfson, Direct…
  Adina Vogel Ayalon, J Street · [email protected]
May 10, 2024 at 4:40 PM

[Invitation] Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Service

  Friends, This weekend, on Israel’s Memorial Day, tens of thousands of Israelis and Palestinians will gather together for a joint service to remember those lost to war and terror. It’s a truly powerful statement, especially at this moment: Thousands of people – those most acutely devas…
  Jeremy Ben-Ami, J Street · [email protected]
May 9, 2024 at 6:22 PM

UPDATE: Biden delays weapons transfers

  Friends, President Biden confirmed yesterday that he has decided to delay the transfer of select offensive weapons to the Israeli government – including massive 2,000-pound bombs which have leveled city blocks in Gaza and killed scores of Palestinians. This is an important, measured, …
  J Street · [email protected]
May 6, 2024 at 8:23 PM

Decisions Loom in Critical Days for Israel-Hamas War

  DECISIONS LOOM IN CRITICAL DAYS FOR ISRAEL-HAMAS WAR J Street Joins Half of Congressional Democrats in Urging Strict Enforcement by the Biden Administration of Arms Transfer Rules as Rafah Invasion Looms May 6, 2024 With efforts to achieve an immediate, bilateral ceasefire between Isr…
  Sam Berkman, J Street · [email protected]
May 5, 2024 at 3:00 PM

[Invite] Campus Protests: Hear Directly from Students

 🔵 Hear from students Columbia, UCLA, Michigan and Tufts J Street U chapters discuss the impact of protest encampments, antisemitism on campus, outbreaks of violence and police crackdowns. Friends, The scenes on college campuses have been shocking – grotesque displays of antisemitism, a…
  Sam Berkman, J Street · [email protected]
May 2, 2024 at 7:36 PM

SAVE THE DATE: Yom Ha’atzmaut Webinar "Finding Promise in the Present" - May 14, 2pm Eastern

 Please join us for this celebration, featuring an appearance from our friend and partner Representative Jerry Nadler. Dear Friend, It goes without saying that this year’s Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, will be unlike any other. With hostages still in captivity, no end in si…
  Tali deGroot, J Street · [email protected]
May 1, 2024 at 7:06 PM

Support a Hero, Defeat AIPAC’s SuperPAC

J Street Friends, On January 6, Officer Harry Dunn donned his bulletproof vest and ran to the West Terrace of the Capitol Building. The sight shocked him. Trump supporters assaulting bloodied officers with flagpoles and metal bike racks. Pepper spray heavy in the air. He rushed…
  Nate Wolfson, J Street · [email protected]
April 30, 2024 at 7:36 PM

[Signature Pending] Humanitarian Aid Petition

 ✍️ Friends: Can you add your name? Friends, I’m writing because we don’t yet have your name on our petition for Congress to call on President Biden to maintain pressure on Netanyahu to get food and medical supplies to families in Gaza. Can we count on you to join this push? Read and si…
  Adina Vogel Ayalon, J Street · [email protected]
April 29, 2024 at 5:53 PM

Petition: Press Netanyahu on Humanitarian Aid

 [✍️ Add Your Name] Friends, The Netanyahu government’s ongoing restriction of food and medical supplies to families in Gaza continues to be a searing violation of our Jewish and liberal democratic values. This week, I’ve been on the ground in Israel. Our staff here continue to work wi…
  Nadav Tamir, J Street · [email protected]
April 22, 2024 at 8:59 PM

Why this Passover is different from the others

  Friends, “On Passover, we're supposed to imagine ourselves coming out of Egypt,” Noam Peri, the daughter of 80-year-old hostage Chaim Peri said last week, “Now we must imagine ourselves, or our 80-year-old fathers, as captives in Gaza.” I’m a secular Israeli kibbutznik, culturally Jew…
  Adina Vogel Ayalon, J Street · [email protected]
April 21, 2024 at 1:30 PM

Support José Andrés' World Central Kitchen this Passover

  Friends, As one of J Street’s Israeli-American staff, I was especially distressed by the IDF strike earlier this month that killed seven World Central Kitchen aid workers in Gaza, and was deeply moved by Chef José Andrés' response. “Israel is better than the way this war is being wage…
  Debra Shushan, J Street Policy Center · [email protected]
April 18, 2024 at 2:00 PM

[Today] The Threat of an Israel-Iran War

 🔵 Join J Street’s Policy Center and hear directly from security experts on the ongoing escalations between Israel and Iran, the threat of a wider regional war and the need for urgent de-escalation on the ground. Friends, A quick reminder that today at 2pm Eastern / 11am Pacific, the J …
  Debra Shushan, J Street Policy Center · [email protected]
April 16, 2024 at 10:34 PM

[Briefing] The Threat of an Israel-Iran War

  Friends, The skies above major cities in the Middle East on Saturday were truly disturbing – hundreds of Iranian drones and missiles shot out of the air by US, UK, French, Israeli and Jordanian forces. It was an unprecedented retaliatory strike in the long-simmering conflict between I…
  Adina Vogel Ayalon, J Street · [email protected]
April 15, 2024 at 9:07 PM

The fallout from Iran’s attack

  Friend, The scenes in the skies above Israel, Gaza and the West Bank Saturday night were terrifying. Hundreds of Iranian drones and missiles were shot down above major cities as civilians took shelter. I received a flood of texts and calls from friends and family across Israel. A seve…
  Jeremy Ben-Ami, J Street · [email protected]
April 7, 2024 at 2:00 PM

Six months of torture

  Friends, Not knowing the fate of the person you love the most is a particularly cruel form of torture. Six months ago – amid acts of unspeakable sadism and depravity – Hamas ripped hundreds away from their homes and loved ones, dragging them into tunnels in Gaza. Over 100 Israelis rem…
  Tamar Ariel, J Street · [email protected]
April 3, 2024 at 8:24 PM

Marking Six Months: Two Rallies in DC this Sunday to #BringThemHomeNow

  Friends, This Sunday marks six months since the horrific attacks of October 7. Six months of unbearable anguish and heartbreak for the loved ones of over 100 hostages taken by Hamas and still being held in captivity. This Sunday, members of the J Street community are joining the Hosta…
  Adina Vogel Ayalon, J Street · [email protected]
April 1, 2024 at 5:26 PM

🗞️ Street Talk: April 1, 2024

    J Street is the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace, pro-democracy Americans who want Israel to be secure, democratic and the national home of the Jewish people. Working in American politics and the Jewish community, we advocate policies that advance shared US and Israeli interests as we…
  Nate Wolfson, J Street · [email protected]
March 27, 2024 at 7:46 PM

Breaking the Silence’s Avner Gvaryahu Joins Word on the Street

 Become a monthly donor to join our Friday conversation with Avner Gvaryahu, executive director of Breaking the Silence for a discussion on the Israeli military’s actions in Gaza. Dear Friends, Our Word on the Street conversation series returns this Friday with Avner Gvaryahu – a former…
  Nate Wolfson, J Street · [email protected]
March 27, 2024 at 1:09 PM

Today at 12pm ET: Surviving and Escaping Gaza

 🔵 [Register Now] Kamal Almashharawi survived almost two months of war in Gaza before escaping through the Rafah crossing to Egypt and eventually to the United States. He’ll join us with his sister, Majd, to share their family’s story of survival and their vision for a better future. Fr…
  J Street Events · [email protected]
March 26, 2024 at 2:35 PM

[Invite] Surviving and Escaping Gaza

 🔵 Kamal Almashharawi survived almost two months of war in Gaza before escaping through the Rafah crossing to Egypt and eventually to the United States. He’ll join us with his sister, Majd, to share their family’s story of survival and their vision for a better future. Friends, Kamal Al…
  Adina Vogel Ayalon, J Street · [email protected]
March 19, 2024 at 8:28 PM

Donald Trump’s message for us 📥

  Friends, Donald Trump – a name synonymous with sensitivity and nuance, and an authority on Judaism and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – offered a helpful message to Jewish Americans yesterday: "Any Jewish person that votes for Democrats hates their religion, they hate everything abo…
  Jeremy Ben-Ami, J Street · [email protected]
March 18, 2024 at 8:39 PM

[Petition] We Should Thank Chuck Schumer ✍

    Friends, Some people are so invested in shutting down any and all critiques of the Israeli government that they stoop to some pretty absurd levels – hurling accusations of “anti-Israel” and antisemitism even at fellow Jews and lifelong supporters of Israel. And so it was again fo…
  Jeremy Ben-Ami, J Street · [email protected]
March 15, 2024 at 7:07 PM

Schumer’s “Unprecedented” Speech

    Friends, Yesterday, Senator Chuck Schumer – Senate Majority Leader and the highest-ranking Jewish elected official in US history – delivered one of the most momentous, heartfelt pro-Israel speeches the Senate has ever seen. It was a historic turning point for our movement – descr…
  Nadav Tamir, J Street Israel · [email protected]
March 12, 2024 at 8:11 PM

Why Biden’s Shift on Netanyahu Matters

    Friends, Much is being made of President Biden’s shift toward harsher criticism of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. As Axios put it, “President Biden has begun a tricky maneuver: Breaking with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Gaza war strategy – while sticking …
  Nate Wolfson, J Street · [email protected]
March 5, 2024 at 2:45 PM

[Reminder] Israeli Public Opinion on the Gaza War

 🔵 Expert guests examine the forces and media environment driving Israeli politics and public opinion about the war in Gaza. Featuring Dr. Dahlia Scheindlin, Maya Roman and Alon-Lee Green. Friends, A quick reminder that today at 2pm Eastern / 11am Pacific, we’ll be hosting an important …
  Jeremy Ben-Ami, J Street · [email protected]
March 4, 2024 at 8:06 PM

What President Biden should say in the State of the Union Address

    6 key points we want to see in this Thursday's consequential speech. On Thursday night, President Biden will deliver the 2024 State of the Union. Undoubtedly, the catastrophic war in Gaza that has followed the horrific October 7 Hamas attack will be front and center. The followin…
  J Street Events · [email protected]
March 3, 2024 at 4:04 PM

[Briefing] Israeli Public Opinion on the Gaza War

 🔵 Expert guests examine the forces and media environment driving Israeli politics and public opinion about the war in Gaza. Featuring Dr. Dahlia Scheindlin, Maya Roman and Alon-Lee Green. Friends, With the world watching on in horror as the humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza expands, t…
  Adina Vogel Ayalon, J Street · [email protected]
February 28, 2024 at 9:50 PM

Street Talk Update 🗞️

J Street View this email as a web page. Friends, Adina Vogel Ayalon here, J Street’s Vice President and Chief of Staff, with our monthly Street Talk newsletter on our work and the situation in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank. But first, a quick request: If this work matters to you a…