Talia Benamy is a co-chair of J Street NYC, the New York City chapter of the national pro-Israel, pro-peace organization that advocates a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A native of Brooklyn, Talia has been active with J Street since 2009 and has sat on the Executive Committee of the NYC chapter since its formation in 2010. She is also a member of the Council of Young Jewish Presidents. A graduate of Brooklyn’s Yeshivah of Flatbush and of Cornell University, Talia works full-time in publishing, editing children’s books at the Philomel imprint of Penguin Random House.
As a progressive, each year I'm disappointed in New York's annual Celebrate Israel parade. And yet I continue to march.
The Green Line separating Israel from the Palestinian Territories has disappeared from our maps and our consciousness. J Street is putting it back.