From Jeremy Ben-Ami, president and founder of J Street:
“We appreciate the willingness of Ambassador Friedman to meet members of Congress under the auspices of J Street.
It is vital to maintain an open channel of communication among American, Israeli and Jewish communal leaders of all political backgrounds.
While the content of today’s meeting was off-the-record, the fact of the meeting represents a recognition that there needs to be a broad dialogue in the pro-Israel community, even with those with whom we disagree.
J Street is pleased to have the opportunity to convey on this trip to a wide variety of Israeli, Palestinian and American leaders the urgent necessity on the ground of making progress toward a two-state resolution to the conflict.”