Jewish American organizations have been increasingly vocal in pressing Israeli leaders to make compromises for peace with the Palestinians. The American Jewish Committee (AJC), for example, has repeatedly called for the Israeli government to pursue a two-state solution with the Palestinians. Other Jewish American groups, such as J Street, have gone further and called for a halt to Israeli settlements in the occupied territories. In addition, Jewish American groups have been vocal in their support for a negotiated settlement that would end the conflict and recognize the Palestinians’ right to self-determination. Finally, many Jewish American organizations have been increasingly vocal in their criticism of Israel’s government, particularly over its handling of the conflict. The AJC, for example, has criticized the government for its failure to make progress on peace talks and for its continued settlement construction.