Congress: Two States in US, Israeli National Interests

May 28, 2010

This week, Representatives Bill Delahunt (D-MA), Ron Kind (D-WI), David Price (D-NC) and Vic Snyder (D-AR) spearheaded a letter to President Obama, signed by 57 other members of Congress, supporting the Administration’s efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a two-state solution.

The letter quotes General David Petraeus, Commander of the US Central Command, as well as former Israeli Prime Minster and current Defense Minister Ehud Barak, who both spoke strongly about the urgent need to achieve the two-state resolution that is crucial to American and Israeli national interests:

“As legislators tasked with safeguarding America’s security – and as friends of Israel committed to our ally’s survival and prosperity – we share the views of these decorated military leaders and urge you to continue your strong efforts to bring U.S. leadership to bear in moving the parties toward a negotiated two-state solution. A just and sustainable end to this conflict will not only secure Israel’s future as a democratic, Jewish homeland – it will also enhance our ability to confront the threats posed by Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas, and other actors in the Middle East, and advance critical U.S. security interests in the region more broadly.”

To read Congressman Delahunt’s press release upon sending the letter to President Obama, click here.