Friday, May 20, 2011

Now is the time for bold moves toward peace

On May 10, former Vice President of the United States Walter Mondale addressed nearly 400 people at a J Street event in Minneapolis.

J Street writes, "With thunder outside and an electric feeling inside the room, the former Vice President told those gathered that while the new Palestinian reconciliation agreement should be viewed with caution, America should not rush to cut off aid to the Palestinian Authority.

"Mondale also suggested that Israel might use this moment as an opportunity to reopen a dialogue with the Palestinian government. The chorus of rational, mainstream voices calling for urgent American leadership is growing louder.

"But with some on Capitol Hill reflexively calling for an immediate end to Palestinian aid, and with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressing a joint meeting of Congress (May 24), we need to tell our elected representatives that now is the time for bold moves toward peace and not rash decisions on aid."

Please contact your Members of Congress now in support of President Obama's specific emphasis on 1967 borders for Israel and the future Palestine.


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