A New Voice for Israel
Jonathan Freedland, Jeremy Ben-Ami
The leader of America’s pro-Israel, pro-peace lobby explained to Jonathan Freedland why he felt the need to fund J-Street. He comes from a family who were pioneers in Israel, founders of Tel Aviv and fighters for the country’s independence. He told us why he thinks it is urgent to secure Israel’s future through peace and urges all Jews to support a broad and varied discussion about Israel, rooted in the values and principles of the Jewish people.
Jonathan Freedland is an award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster. He writes a weekly column for The Guardian and is the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s contemporary history series The Long View as well as the co-host (with the Israeli journalist Yonit Levi) of Unholy, a weekly podcast. He has written twelve books, the latest of which is The Escape Artist: the Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World.
Jeremy Ben-Ami is the founder and president of J Street and the author of A New Voice for Israel. During his 25-year career in government, politics and communications, Ben-Ami did a stint as President Bill Clinton’s deputy domestic policy adviser. He was one of 50 “People of the Decade” selected in 2010 by Ha’aretz and The Jerusalem Post included him in its list of the 50 Most Influential Jews in the world