J Street National Leaders Meet with King Abdullah in Jordan

May 7, 2012

The National Leadership Mission of J Street met today with King Abdullah II of Jordan at the King’s Palace in Amman.

The King stressed the urgency of making progress toward a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He emphasized the narrow window that remains for the two-state solution and how deeply such a resolution is in the interest of Israel, the region and the world.

The King and the J Street delegation agreed that there cannot be real progress toward ending the conflict without serious American engagement and leadership.

Other matters discussed in the meeting included developments in Syria and the impact of sanctions and international diplomacy on Iran and its nuclear program.

King Abdullah reassured the delegation that he remains steadfastly committed to peace between Israel and Jordan, and J Street thanked the King for his continued leadership of efforts to achieve peace.

J Street leaders are on an eight-day tour of the region, meeting with Israeli, Palestinian and Arab leaders and activists. The goal of the Mission is to assess the state of efforts to achieve an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to develop fresh ideas to present to American policy makers and diplomats.

Following the meeting, the Jordanian government also released this statement.