J Street applauds President Obama’s pick of Senator George Mitchell for Middle East Envoy

January 22, 2009


Jeremy Ben-Ami, Executive Director of J Street, issued the following statement
welcoming Senator George Mitchell’s appointment to the role of Special Envoy to
the Middle East for the Obama Administration:

“J Street enthusiastically welcomes President Barack Obama’s appointment
of former Senator George Mitchell as Middle East Envoy.”

“The choice of Senator Mitchell signals the President’s
serious intention to inject new thinking and fresh perspectives into America’s
efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”