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J Street "is the political arm of the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement.

"J Street was founded to promote meaningful American leadership to end the Arab-Israeli and Palestinian-Israel conflicts peacefully and diplomatically. We support a new direction for American policy in the Middle East and a broad public and policy debate about the U.S. role in the region...

"J Street is itself a 501(c)(4) organization and is part of the J Street family of organizations, which includes an independent, legally unconnected Political Action Committee, JStreetPAC." [1]

Israeli Supporters

Accessed May 2008: [2]

  • Yossi Alpher - bitterlemons; former Senior Member of Mossad; former Director of the Jaffe Center for Strategic Studies
  • Col (Ret) Shaul Arieli - Council on Peace and Security; former Commander Gaza Brigade; former head of the 'Peace Negotiations Administration' under PM Ehud Barak
  • Uzi Baram - Former Minister of Internal Affairs and Tourism; former Secretary General of the Labor Party
  • Shlomo Ben Ami - Former Foreign Minister and Public Security Minister
  • Daniel Ben Simon - Journalist and commentator for Ha'aretz Newspaper
  • Brig Gen (Ret) Shlomo Brom - Former deputy head of IDF Strategic Planning and Deputy National Security Advisor
  • Avrum Burg - Former Speaker of the Knesset and Chairman of the Jewish Agency
  • Naomi Chazan - Former Deputy Speaker of Knesset; founder, Israel Women's Network
  • Galia Golan - Interdisciplinary Center, Herzlia
  • Tamar Hermann - Dean of Academic Studies, The Open University of Israel; Senior Fellow, Israel Democracy Institute
  • Anat Hoffman - Executive Director of Israel Religious Action Center
  • Dave Kimche - Former Director General of the Foreign Ministry
  • Maj Gen (Ret) Amos Lapidot - Former Commander of Israel Air Force; former President of the Technion University, Haifa
  • Alon Liel - Former Director General of the Foreign Ministry
  • Maj Gen (Ret) Amnon Lipkin-Shahak - Former Chief of the General Staff of the IDF; former Minister of Transport & Tourism.
  • Maj Gen (Ret) Amram Mitzna - Former Chairman of the Israel Labor Party and Knesset Member; former Commander of the IDF Central Command and Planning Branch; former Mayor of Haifa
  • Nimrod Novik - Former senior advisor to the Prime Minister; businessman; Chairman of the Economic Cooperation Foundation
  • Brig Gen (Ret) Israela Oron - Former deputy National Security Council's adviser; former Chief of the Women's Corp
  • Brig Gen (Ret) Ilan Paz - Former Head of the Civil Administration in the West Bank
  • Avi Primor - Former Israeli Ambassador to the EU and Germany; Director of European Studies at the IDC in Herzeliya
  • Ron Pundak - Director General of the Peres Center for Peace
  • Dalia Rabin - Chair of the Rabin Center; former Member of Knesset and Deputy Minister of Defense
  • Rabbi Andrew Sacks - Director General of the Rabbinical Assembly in Israel
  • Talia Sasson - Former Special Adviser to Prime Minister Sharon; authored the Sasson report on illegal settlements
  • Uri Savir - President of the Glocal Forum; former Member of Knesset and Director General of the Foreign Ministry
  • Alice Shalvi - Recipient of the Israel Prize for Lifetime Achievement; former Rector of Jewish Studies Seminary, Jerusalem, founding chair of the Israel Women’s Network
  • Rabbi Levi Weiman-Kelman - Kehilat Kol HaNeshama, Jerusalem

Advisory Council

Accessed May 2008: [3]


Web: http://www.jstreet.org

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles


  1. About, JStreet, accessed May 28, 2008.
  2. Israeli Supporters, JStreet, accessed May 28, 2008.
  3. Advisory Council, JStreet, accessed May 28, 2008.