Secretary Clinton: Stop Tensions from Flaring in Jerusalem

December 7, 2009




In the past few weeks, tensions in Jerusalem have skyrocketed and we need to act now before the situation gets further out of control.

Provocative actions like home demolitions and evictions by Israel and settler groups in Jerusalem are inflaming tensions, making a two-state solution and long-term security for Israel as a Jewish, democratic homeland harder to achieve.

The best way to get Israel to change course is to ask the US to speak up.Israel needs to hear from the United States that recent actions in Jerusalem undermine the prospects for a two-state solution, the only way to secure Israel’s future as a Jewish, democratic homeland.