J Street U at University of Maryland
J Street UMD, formerly the Union of Progressive Zionists, is a group of UMD students who seek American leadership to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict peacefully. J Street supports diplomatic solutions over military ones, multilateral over unilateral approaches to conflict resolution; and dialogue over confrontation.
We support Israel and its desire for security as the Jewish homeland, and the Palestinians’ right to a sovereign state – two states living side-by-side in peace and security. J Street U provides guidance, education and resources to students who seek to impart a progressive voice into the debate about Israel on campus, in their communities and in Washington. We are committed to creating an alternate approach to Israel advocacy that embraces open dialogue and constructive activism, and that warrants critical analysis of policies – be they Israeli, Palestinian, American or other.