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  • AIPAC won’t win back progressives until it faces hard truths about Israel

    (JTA) — At its annual policy conference last week week, AIPAC made a high-profile, widely discussed bid to bring progressives back into the fold. Those efforts revealed that the organization’s leaders understand that their particular brand of Israel politics is losing support — but that they still may not understand why. “The progressive narrative for…

  • ‘Worst fears, best hopes’ for the Trump presidency: Jeremy Ben-Ami, J Street

    Editor’s note: The upset victory by Donald Trump in the 2016 elections stunned a Jewish activist and leadership class that is at times as divided as the electorate at large. JTA asked some of those leaders to describe their concerns and expectations in a series of brief essays, “Worst fears, best hopes,” that will appear regularly between now and Inauguration Day….

  • Op-Ed: Netanyahu’s choice

    Extending Israel’s settlement freeze is the first step down the path to Israeli security and legitimacy, the president of J Street argues.

  • Op-Ed: Making the case for ‘Yes’

    Alan Dershowitz-style advocacy cements his position as part of the “Chorus of No” that is working hard to frighten American policymakers and politicians from speaking out on Middle East issues, the head of J Street writes in response to a Dershowitz Op-Ed.

  • Op-Ed: CUFI’s dead end

    The head of J Street, responding to an Op-Ed by the executive director of Christians United for Israel, suggests an end to name calling and attacks and an open debate on what’s best for a democratic Israel and the broader Jewish community.