Dear Friend of Brit Tzedek,

This Monday, Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama will have their much anticipated first meeting at the White House. On their agenda is three major issues: 1. Is there a need for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? 2. Reinvigorated peace negotiations 3. Continued settlement expansion 

Representatives Steve Cohen (D-TN), Charles Boustany (R-LA), and Russ Carnahan (D-MO) have introduced a bipartisan letter, which backs President Obama's commitment to assert U.S. leadership in pursuing a negotiated two-state resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as a comprehensive regional peace. So -- now, right now -- we're asking you to call on Congress to stand behind President Obama's leadership in creating Middle East peace and sign the bipartisan letter!

Take 60 seconds TODAY to show that you have the President's back. Tell Congress that bold diplomacy is in the best interests of Israelis, Palestinians, and the U.S.!

L'shalom,

Sue Swartz, Chair of Advocacy
Deepa Domansky, Washington Liaison and Advocacy Coordinator



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Subject: Support the President’s Bold Diplomacy in the Middle East!

Dear [decision maker name automatically inserted here],

I am writing to request that you sign the Cohen-Boustany-Carnahan letter to President Obama, backing strong American leadership to achieve a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians, and a comprehensive peace for the entire region. As a pro-Israel, pro-peace constituent, I recognize that strong American leadership is crucial in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and bringing about a comprehensive Mideast peace.

Especially, in light of the visits of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President Hosni Mubarak to the White House, it is essential that the President know that he has the strong support of Congress in renewing U.S. leadership to help negotiate a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Please sign the Cohen-Boustany-Carnahan letter to President Obama today and join with me in supporting the president in pursuit of a two-state solution, representing Israel's best chance for achieving enduring peace and security.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]

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Please join us in reaching thousands of Jews and friends in backing President Obama's diplomatic initiatives in the Middle East and support of an Israeli-Palestinian peace
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Additional Links:

Obama To Offer Broader Regional Thaw For Israeli Nod To Statehood by Nathan Guttman. The Forward. May 13, 2009.

Israelis Watching, Waiting Ahead of Obama-Bibi Meeting by Dina Kraft. JTA. May 12, 2009.

Obama is Changing the Rules of Mideast Pressure by Akiva Eldar.  Haaretz. May 11, 2009.

An Agenda for Mr. Netanyahu. New York Times. May 11, 2009.

White House Sets Date of Mideast Leader Visits. Washington Post. May 9, 2009.


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