Letter to the Editor
The Winchester Star
August 12, 2007
Bonnie Alpert, Boston Chapter
To the Editor,
As reflected in the Star's frequent feature articles about Winchester
residents who work for positive change locally, nationally, and
internationally, we in Winchester strive to make the world a better place.
I share this aspiration and so I write to express support for Senators
Kennedy and Kerry's co-sponsorship of the Feinstein-Lugar resolution, the
first pro-Israel, pro-peace resolution likely to pass the Senate in years,
and which by last week had 36 cosponsors -- over one-third of the Senate.
This resolution affirms the Senate's commitment to a "true and lasting"
two-state resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and calls on
President Bush to make a "top priority" the use of "robust" diplomatic
efforts to engage both sides in restarting negotiations. The Feinstein-Lugar
resolution is expected to pass by unanimous consent when the Senate
reconvenes this fall. I am proud that Massachusetts is among the eight
states in the nation where both Senators have endorsed this resolution,
introduced to mark the 40th anniversary of the Six Day War and speaking to
the hope shared by the vast majority of American Jews that the next chapter
in the region's history will be marked by peace and security for Israelis
and Palestinians alike.
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