Friday, May 7, 2010

Action Alert - Urge Your Representative to sign letter to President Obama

This action alert from Churches for Middle East Peace comes to us through the ELCA Peace Not Walls campaign.

Send an email to your representative urging him/her to sign on to a letter to Pres Obama, supporting the views of Gen Petraeus and Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, that a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians is essential to both US and Israeli security. Representatives need to sign the letter by Monday, May 10. So please read and respond TODAY.

Ask your Representative to Sign Letter Urging the President to End the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict to advance U.S. National Security Interests

A new letter to President Obama led by Representatives Kind (WI-3), Delahunt (MA-10), Price (NC-4), and Synder (AR-2) highlights the views of General David H. Petraeus, Commander of U.S. Central Command and Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak that ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is in the national security interest of both the United States and Israel.

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 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 security benefits of a negotiated two-state agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.

*The deadline for Congressional sign on is Monday, May 10, 2010.

Click here to read the full text of the letter.

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