Deadline extended: Ask Your Representative to Support Strong U.S. Leadership to End Conflict in the Holy Land
Update: Deadline has been extended to Monday, May 24!
Representatives Kind (WI-3), Delahunt (MA-10), Price (NC-4), and Snyder (AR-2) are taking the lead on a letter to President Obama that highlights the views of General David H. Petraeus, Commander of U.S. Central Command and Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak.
The letter highlights that the lack of a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict threatens the security interests of Israelis, Palestinians, and the U.S
Both senior national security leaders share similar views about the risks inherent in continuing conflict without achieving a negotiated resolution. Gen. Petraeus has said, “The enduring hostilities between Israel and some of its neighbors present distinct challenges to our ability to advance [U.S.] interests in the [region]…The conflict also gives Iran influence in the Arab world through its clients, Lebanese Hezbollah and Hamas.”
Defense Minister Barak has said, “The lack of a solution to the problem of border demarcation within the historic Land of Israel…is the most serious threat to Israel’s future.”
Click here to email your Representative, asking him or her to sign the letter to President Obama highlighting the broad security benefits of a negotiated two-state agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.
Click here to read the full text of the letter.