I am a member of J Street.  I am a strong supporter of Israel and its right to exist as an independent democratic Jewish state.  I also hold that the ONLY way to preserve such a state is through a two-state solution.

If Israel continues its control over the West Bank, there are only two options:
- Establishment of a non-democratic occupation of the area, or
- If the area is incorporated into the State of Israel, demographics will eliminate its Jewish nature.

Many in the Democratic Party slavishly accept the current policies of the Netanyahu government, while those in the more "liberal" wing are unwilling to support an independent Israel.