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July 2009 Postcard

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DEAR PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA:

As you’ve noted during your meetings with Jordan’s King Abdullah, Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, it’s time to grasp an “historic opportunity” to make peace in the Middle East.

It’s time for our country to be an honest broker and ensure that both sides do more than just talk about peace. It’s time to act. Arabs will abide by the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative proposed by now-King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. They’ve already agreed to establish normal relations with Israel in the context of a comprehensive peace. Israel must accept an independent Palestinian state, just as Arabs will accept an Israeli state. Both sides deserve security. That means Israel freezes settlement construction, dismantles its illegal outposts, withdraws from the territories it occupies—including Syrian land—opens borders, and dismantles the wall it has built on Palestinian lands.


DEAR SENATOR:

As the president noted during his meetings with Jordan’s King Abdullah, Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, it’s time to grasp an “historic opportunity” to make peace in the Middle East.

It’s time for our country to be an honest broker and ensure that both sides do more than just talk about peace. It’s time to act. Arabs will abide by the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative proposed by now-King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. They’ve already agreed to establish normal relations with Israel in the context of a comprehensive peace. Israel must accept an independent Palestinian state, just as Arabs will accept an Israeli state. Both sides deserve security. That means Israel freezes settlement construction, dismantles its illegal outposts, withdraws from the territories it occupies—including Syrian land—opens borders, and dismantles the wall it has built on Palestinian lands.


DEAR REPRESENTATIVE:

As the president noted during his meetings with Jordan’s King Abdullah, Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, it’s time to grasp an “historic opportunity” to make peace in the Middle East.

It’s time for our country to be an honest broker and ensure that both sides do more than just talk about peace. It’s time to act. Arabs will abide by the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative proposed by now-King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. They’ve already agreed to establish normal relations with Israel in the context of a comprehensive peace. Israel must accept an independent Palestinian state, just as Arabs will accept an Israeli state. Both sides deserve security. That means Israel freezes settlement construction, dismantles its illegal outposts, withdraws from the territories it occupies—including Syrian land—opens borders, and dismantles the wall it has built on Palestinian lands.


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Let There be Peace in the Holy Land

A rabbi—one of a group of imams, priests and rabbis led by French writer Marek Halter visiting the besieged Gaza Strip—plays basketball with Palestinian children at Christian Holy Family School in Gaza on March 19, 2009. The “convoy for peace” entered the Hamas-run Palestinian territory through the Erez crossing point with Israel.

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