Jewish lobby group aims for change

J Street places itself in opposition to Israel government on issue of settlements.

    The current stalemate in peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority has not put a brake on a new Jewish-American advocacy group holding its first conference in Washington.

    The organisation called J Street, which formed just a year ago, positions itself as a lobby in opposition to the current Israeli government on several issues.

    It is backing the Obama administration as it pursues a two-state solution that includes a halt to the building of Jewish settlements in the West Bank.

    Al Jazeera's Tom Ackerman reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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