Tzipi Livni Congratulates J Street on Conference

October 22nd, 2009

Kadima Leader Tzipi Livni sent J Street a letter on the eve of our first national conference, congratulating us on the inaugural event and highlighting our shared commitment to "ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by realizing the vision of two nation states, living side by side in peace and security."  MK Livni added that the "discussion within the pro-Israel community of what best advances Israel's cause should be inclusive and broad enough to encompass a variety of views."

MK Tzipi Livni Jerusalem Wednesday, October 21, 2009 Mr. Jeremy Ben-Ami Executive Director J Street Dear Jeremy, Thank you for your invitation to J Street's first national conference. Unfortunately, my schedule does not allow me to take part in this event but, as you know, "Kadima" will be well represented at the conference by senior members of the Party. I would like to congratulate you on your inaugural national conference. I believe most American Jews support Israel and want to see it thrive as a Jewish and democratic state. Like you, I believe ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by realizing the vision of two nation states, living side by side in peace and security, is in the best interests of Israel, the United States, the Palestinians, and the region as a whole. In my view, the discussion within the pro-Israel community of what best advances Israel's cause should be inclusive and broad enough to encompass a variety of views, provided it is conducted in a respectful and legitimate manner. Along the way, we may not agree on everything but I do believe that we must ensure that what unites us as Jews who are committed to Israel's future as a secure, Jewish, and democratic State is far greater than what separates us. I wish the organizers and the participants much success in the upcoming conference, Sincerely, Tzipi Livni Head of the "Kadima" Party Leader of The Opposition State of Israel