Obama Meets with J Street at the WH
President Barack Obama met with a group of leaders of J Street and J Street U at the White House on Friday.
The President’s meeting with a group closely aligned with his administration’s policies — that prides itself on being Obama’s ‘blocking back’ in Congress — took place a few days before before J Street’s annual gala in Washington, D.C., and almost a year after the Iran nuclear deal was signed.
In attendance at the meeting were Mort Halperin, Chairman of the Board of J Street; Sarah Turbow, Director of J Street U; the national board of J Street U and staffers, according to a post posted on J Street’s Facebook page on Sunday.
“I take that as a sign of the importance the president assigns to the work we are doing and to the emerging young voices that are redefining what it means to be pro-Israel in the 21st century,” J Street’s president Jeremy Ben-Ami said during the opening session of the group’s national assembly in Washington, D.C., on Sunday. “What an exciting moment that was.”
Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry will both speak at Monday’s gala at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in the nation’s capital.