If you watch a lot of cable news, you might think that all American Jews share the same hard-line positions about Israel as espoused by AIPAC, the powerful American pro-Israel lobby group. But many American Jews have a more nuanced understanding of the situation, and believe that a two-state solution, negotiated peacefully and diplomatically, is Israel’s only real hope for long-term peace. In 2008, a group of American Jews founded J Street, a lobbying and advocacy group dedicated to just such an approach. J Street president and co-founder Jeremy Ben-Ami has become a prominent voice for cause, and recently wrote a book outlining the group’s position, which has garnered him national attention — including a September appearance on The Colbert Report — and strident criticism (see jstreetjive.com for the latter). Ben-Ami will speak at Loews Vanderbilt this week. The title of his talk is the same as his book title: A New Voice for Israel: Fighting for the Survival of the Jewish Nation.