J Street was pleased by Senator Mitchell’s announcement that Israeli and Palestinian leadership have accepted proximity talks and commended the U.S. administration for its concerted efforts to engage the parties and its strong commitment to a peaceful, diplomatic resolution to the conflict.
While these talks are a step in the right direction toward a two-state resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and finally securing Israel’s future as a democratic homeland of the Jewish people, ending the conflict will require strong and sustained American – and international – leadership to bridge differences and to support all sides in making difficult, but necessary compromises for peace.
Statement by Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell, March 8, 2010.
“Proximity Talks: Prospects for Success?” by Daniel Kurtzer. Foreign Policy, March 9, 2010.
“Proximity Mean Close,” by Gershon Baskin. The Jerusalem Post, March 9, 2010.