Etikettarkiv: USA

Prominenta israeler stöder J Street

Ett gäng israeler har skrivit på ett brev där de stöder J Streets lobbyingarbete angående israelisk-palestinskt fredsarbete. Namnen känns förmodligen igen…men blir väl inte mindre viktiga för det?? Från J Streets Facebooksida.

June 23, 2009

To the Supporters of J Street,

Congratulations on the initial success of J Street. You could not have chosen a more critical moment to mobilize American support for the two-state solution and to promote a broader conception of what it means to be pro-Israel in the United States.

Without diplomatic resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian and Arab-Israeli conflicts, the region faces a future of ever-escalating tension and violence. The remaining window of opportunity for the two-state solution is short. The future of a Jewish, democratic Israel is at stake, as are national and security interests critical to Israel, the United States, the Palestinians and the region as a whole.
We need your help to address this existential threat. Israelis and Palestinians have not and are unlikely to resolve this conflict alone. Majorities of both populations still desire a two-state solution, and we welcome J Street’s promotion of strong American leadership in reaching and implementing a comprehensive peace deal. Only serious, sustained international engagement – not simply further process – can forge a regional solution that addresses outstanding claims and results in comprehensive conflict resolution. And only the United States has the stature and prestige to lead an international effort and orchestrate a regional solution.

We were pleased that President Obama made resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian and Arab-Israeli conflicts an early and serious priority. We welcomed the appointment of Senator Mitchell as Special Envoy for Middle East Peace and are committed to supporting his efforts. Now, it is imperative that America moves ahead and exert the necessary leadership to help us move forward quickly and meaningfully.

We share J Street’s view that there is ultimately no military resolution to the political conflicts between Israel and our neighbors. We appreciate your voice of moral and strategic clarity on this point. We value the political space you are opening in Washington, and we believe the broad policy discussion you are encouraging there stands to benefit Israel and the broader Middle East.
As Israelis dedicated to our country, its future, security and progress, we support your effort to promote a safer and more prosperous future for both our countries and the entire Middle East. As Friends of J Street, we stand behind your goal of advancing regional comprehensive peace and security.

Mr. Yossi Alpher
bitterlemons; former Senior Member of Mossad; former Director of the Jaffe Center for
Strategic Studies
Col (Ret.) Shaul Arieli
Council on Peace and Security; former Commander Gaza Brigade; former head of the
‘Peace Negotiations Administration’ under PM Ehud Barak
Rabbi Arik Ascherman
Executive Director, Rabbis for Human Rights
Haim Assa
Former National Security Advisor to PM Yitzhak Rabin
Bernard Avishai
Jerusalem Venue for Jerusalem Supporters and Recruitment; External Contact for David
Colette Avital
Former Deputy Speaker of Knesset; Consul General
Adm (Ret.) Ami Ayalon
Former Minister and Member of Knesset; former head of the Shin-Bet, and Navy
Uzi Baram
Former Minister of Internal Affairs and Tourism; former Secretary General of the Labor Party
Shlomo Ben Ami
Former Foreign Minister and Public Security Minister
David Broza
Singer; writer; performer
Professor Naomi Chazan
Former Deputy Speaker of Knesset; founder, Israel Women’s Network
Sidra Dekoven Ezrahi
Professor, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Maj Gen (Ret.) Shlomo Gazit
Former Commander of IDF Intelligence; former President of Ben Gurion University; member of the staff of Jaffee Center for Stretegic Studies, Tel Aviv University
Professor Galia Golan
Interdisciplinary Center, Herzlia
Micha Harish
Former Minister of Industry and Commerce and Secretary General of the Labor Party
Dave Kimche
Former Director General of the Foreign Ministry
Shlomo (Tchich) Lahat
Ret. Major General in the IDF and former Mayor of Tel Aviv
Maj Gen (Ret.) Amos Lapidot
Former Commander of Israel Air Force; former President of the Technion University, Haifa
Alon Liel
Former Director General of the Foreign Ministry
Maj Gen (Ret.) Amnon Lipkin-Shahak
Former Chief of the General Staff of the IDF; former Minister of Transport & Tourism
Eti Livni
Former Deputy Speaker of the Knesset
Maj Gen (Ret.) Amram Mitzna
Former Chairman of the Israel Labor Party and Knesset Member; former Commander of
the IDF Central Command and Planning Branch; former Mayor of Haifa
Ambassador Ora Namir
Former Minister of Labor and Social Affairs; Former Ambassador to China
Brig General (Ret.) Israela Oron
Former deputy National Security Council adviser; former Chief of the Women’s Corp
Amos Oz
Brig Gen (Ret.) Ilan Paz
Former Head of the Civil Administration in the West Bank
Orni Petrushka
Businessman and Entrepreneur
Rabbi Andrew Sacks
Director General of the Rabbinical Assembly in Israel
Adv Talia Sasson
Former Special Adviser to Prime Minister Sharon; author of Sasson Report on Illegal Settlements
Amb. Shimon Shamir
Professor, Tel Aviv University; former Ambassador to Egypt and Jordan
Colonel (Ret.) Gilead Sher
Former Israeli Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff and Policy Coordinator
Professor David Shulman
Professor, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Abu Vilan
Former Member of Knesset
Rabbi Levi Weiman Kelman
Kehilat Kol HaNeshama, Jerusalem
Danny Yatom
Former Knesset Member; former Head of the Mossad