J Street responds to remarks by Clinton and Lieberman

June 18, 2009

Jeremy Ben-Ami, Executive Director of J Street, issued the following statement after remarks yesterday by Secretary of State Clinton and Israeli Foreign Minister Lieberman at the State Department:

Secretary of State Clinton is completely correct to press for a complete halt to settlement construction so that serious negotiations can begin on ending the conflict. The time and place to build new homes for Israelis who need them is within Israel’s established borders once they are set in a comprehensive peace agreement. Building new homes within Israel’s borders serves the long term peace and security interests of all Israelis.