We’ve Got Your Back on
the Settlement Freeze, Mr. President
On Tuesday, Israeli Defense Minister
Ehud Barak authorized the building of 300 new homes in the West
Bank settlement of Talmon.
No clearer statement could be made of Prime Minister
Netanyahu's intent to fight President Obama's settlement
policy. Netanyahu, in an effort to detract from the
conversation, even went so far as to say: "I think that the more
we spend time arguing about this, the more we waste time instead
of moving towards peace." In his talks with Secretary of State
Clinton, Israeli Foreign Minister Lieberman said bluntly: "We
cannot accept this vision absolutely, completely freezing these
settlements. I think we must keep natural growth."
Fortunately, the Obama Administration has not been deterred
in the slightest. Middle East Envoy George Mitchell recently
stressed that the Administration has not wavered in its demand
that Israel end all settlement activity, including activity
considered "natural growth." In remarks to the press following
her meeting with Lieberman, Clinton rightly noted that an end to
settlement activity "is an important and essential part of
pursuing the efforts leading to a comprehensive peace agreement
and the creation of a Palestinian state next to a Israeli-Jewish
state that is secure in its borders and future."
We now call on President Obama to stand firm in
response to this provocative action taken by the Israeli
Let President Obama know we've got his back on the
settlement freeze. Sign the pledge, "We've Got Your Back, Mr.
President." Urge your friends and family to do
likewise. Send it to your friends on Facebook.
This is a crucial stage in the development of U.S.-Israeli
relations -- it is absolutely vital that the President know:
"We've Got Your Back Mr. Obama!"
Natural Growth FAQ PDF Doc
One-Pager PDF Doc
Settlement Fact Sheet PDF Doc
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