Statement Regarding Ambassador David Friedman’s Meeting with the J Street Congressional Delegation

July 3, 2017

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.”

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