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The political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans.
The political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans.
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MK Merav Michaeli will sit down with J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami to discuss the recent shakeup in the Israeli government and the rivals who are emerging to challenge Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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In the months ahead, much of J Street's work will focus in our communities; we'll be making sure that our friends and families understand the threat to Israel's future that comes with blurring the boundaries between Israel and the territory it occupies.

Join J Street's VP of Communications Alan Elsner for an important background briefing on what the green line is and why it is so important to the future of the two-state solution.

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About Daniel Seidemann: Daniel has been a practicing attorney in Jerusalem and a partner in a firm specializing in commercial law since 1987. Since 1991, he has also specialized in legal and public issues in East Jerusalem. In particular, he has worked on issues and cases related to government and municipal policies and practices, representing Israeli and Palestinian residents of Jerusalem before the statutory Planning Boards regarding development issues. Key cases have included the takeover of properties in Silwan, the legality of the Har Homa expropriation and town plan, the Ras el Amud town plan, the closing of Orient House, administrative demolition orders, denial of free education in East Jerusalem, etc. He has argued more than 20 Jerusalem-related cases before the Israeli Supreme Court.

Since 1994, Mr. Seidemann has participated in numerous Track II talks on Jerusalem between Israelis and Palestinians. In 2000-2001, he served in an informal advisory capacity to the final status negotiations, serving as a member of a committee of experts commissioned by Prime Minister Barak's office to generate sustainable arrangements geared to implement the emerging political understandings with the Palestinians.

Mr. Seidemann is frequently consulted by governmental bodies in Israel, Palestine and in the international community on matters pertaining to Israeli-Palestinian relations and developments in Jerusalem. He has been conducting ongoing discussions on Jerusalem issues within the Arab world and with Christian faith communities in North America and Europe. He has participated in numerous Jerusalem-related projects, colloquia and back channel work.

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After witnessing an appalling new round of violence in Israel last week, we woke to yet another escalation on Tuesday, with five attacks killing three and wounding over twenty Israelis. Yet again, we are reminded that the status quo on the ground is unsustainable - and that it needs to change.

J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami addresses these disturbing developments. How can we respond to these despicable attacks and deplorable retribution? What can American leaders do to help stop this all-too-familiar violence? We'll begin to discuss how J Street can be proactive - both in the American Jewish community and in Washington, DC - to ensure Israel's security and advocate for the policies that will help achieve a peaceful two-state solution.

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J Street VP of Communications Alan Elsner hosts Carnegie Endowment's Distinguished Fellow Jessica Mathews for a live Hangout to discuss the current status of the imminent deal with Iran -- the current status of the negotiations and the prospects of a final deal being signed before the June 30 deadline

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J Street is joined by Israel expert Dr. Guy Ziv for an briefing on the current coalition negotiations, what kind of government we may see and whether Netanyahu can cobble together a right-wing government before the deadline.

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Join J Street's Alan Elsner and the Arms Control Associations Director of Nonproliferation Policy, Kelsey Davenport, for a special online briefing. They'll discuss the impending deadline for the P5+1's nuclear negotiations with Iran, the likelihood of a provisional or final deal, and what that potential deal  might look like.

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Alan Elsner will discuss the new book "Why Hawks Become Doves" with author Guy Ziv, and explore what it teaches us about the current Israeli government, the direction it's headed in, and Netanyahu's capacity for change.

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On the day of the self-imposed deadline for a nuclear deal between the P5+1 and Iran, J Street Director of Government Affairs Dylan Williams will sit down with journalist and Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin for a Google Hangout on Air. 

By next Monday, we'll have a good sense of what the results of talks will be. No matter what the outcome-- whether a deal, an extension, or a break-down-- there is likely to be a strong reaction in Congress. Williams and Slavin will look at the politics surrounding the talks and the possible responses to the various outcomes, both in the United States and in Iran. 
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