Ameinu, the leading progressive Zionist membership organization in North America, wishes to thank President Obama for his eloquent and powerful speech to young Israelis that he made in Jerusalem yesterday.
“President Obama has proven once again that the United States’ commitment to Israel is unshakable,” said Ameinu President Kenneth Bob. “Given the public voice of support that was sounded, Ameinu calls upon the government of Israel to heed the President’s call to take risks to make peace with its Palestinian neighbors,” Bob continued.
Ameinu stands with President Obama who said yesterday that “peace is necessary…peace is the only path to true security…Given the demographics west of the Jordan River, the only way for Israel to endure and thrive as a Jewish and democratic state is through the realization of an independent and viable Palestine.”
For years, Ameinu has supported a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to be achieved through direct negotiations between the parties.
“The government and the people of Israel should be strengthened by President Obama’s words,” Bob continued. “The President correctly stated that the window of opportunity is closing. For the sake of Israel and all of the people of the region, now must be the time for peace,” he concluded