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Friday, August 28, 2009

ADL: Path to peace begins with the recognition of Israel

The Problem Isn't Settlements,
It's Arab Rejection of Israel

The ADL's letter can be signed online.

Dear Mr. President,

We all support peace in the Middle East. But pressuring Israel is not the right approach.

The obstacle to peace is not Israel. The settlements are not the impediment. The issue is simple: the Arab and Palestinian rejection of Israel's right to exist, including through violence and terrorism, for over 60 years. Israel's right to exist is undeniable and is based on its right to self-determination in its historic homeland.

The path to peace is clear. With recognition, Israel has said again and again that everything is on the table without preconditions.

Mr. President, it's time to stop pressuring our vital friend and ally. It's now time to direct your attention to the rejectionists who refuse to recognize Israel and negotiate an end to the conflict.

With your leadership, yes, we can have peace.

But the path begins with the recognition of Israel.

The Anti-Defamation League