Senator Obama: Make Visit to Israel & the West Bank
Dear Friend of Brit Tzedek,
Next week Senator Barack Obama will visit Israel and the West
Bank, where he plans to meet with several Israeli leaders,
including Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Defense Minister Ehud
Barak, as well as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Urge Senator and presumptive Democratic presidential
nominee Obama to demonstrate his intent, during this
trip, to make Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking a
national foreign policy priority during his presidency!
Here's how Senator Obama can demonstrate, during his
trip, his intent to make peacemaking a priority:
- Listen to the perspectives of both Israelis and Palestinians
and assess the security and humanitarian concerns of both
- Avoid statements that could predetermine the outcome of
peace talks or undermine the ability of the next American
president to return the U.S. to its long-standing role as honest
broker in the region.
- Declare support for recent diplomatic achievements in the
region, including the Gaza ceasefire, Israeli-Palestinian
negotiations, Israeli-Syrian peace talks, and recent U.S. plans to engage with
The next U.S. President, regardless of party affiliation,
cannot repeat the mistakes of President Bush by waiting until
the final year of an Administration to become actively
engaged in the peace process.
Brit Tzedek calls on all Presidential candidates to actively
demonstrate their intent to be fully engaged in
Israeli-Palestinian and Arab-Israeli peacemaking from the very
beginning of their term in office.
Please contact Senator Obama
Sue Swartz, Chair of Advocacy
Rob Levy, Washington
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and colleagues, and tell them about Brit Tzedek v'Shalom.
Note: This campaign is directed at Senator Obama in
light of his upcoming trip. Brit Tzedek is a non-partisan
organization and does not endorse any candidate for office.