CALME Pages the White House – Olmert Visit is Opportunity for Real Dialogue

On Friday, November 10th, CALME Co-Chairs Joel Tauber and George Salem sent the following letter to the President in anticipation of Prime Minister Olmert’s visit to Washington next week.

November 10, 2006 

The Honorable George W. Bush
President of the United States
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20500

Dear Mr. President,

Despite recent setbacks in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process such as the violence this summer between Israel and Hezbollah and the struggle to build a Palestinian unity government, we were heartened to hear you reiterate your bold vision of a two-state solution during your speech to the United Nations General Assembly this September.  Indeed, recent challenges only serve to highlight the need for robust U.S. engagement on this issue.  The Campaign for American Leadership in the Middle East.

(CALME) is a strong supporter of this vision and we continue to support your efforts to make this a reality.  CALME is supported by over 250 American leaders and thousands of Americans in all fifty states.

In your upcoming meeting with Prime Minister Olmert on Monday, November 13th, we urge you to follow-up your comments before the UNGA, as well as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s speech to the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP), by recommitting your administration to finding ways to bring your vision to fruition.  Two states are not only necessary for a peaceful future for the Israeli and Palestinian people, but even working toward this outcome is critical to the challenges we face in both Iraq and Iran and throughout the Middle East.

We know that you will continue to push for a two-state solution that will allow Israelis and Palestinians to live alongside each other in peace and security.  You have the strong support of CALME as you actively work towards achieving this important goal. 
Sincerely,
 

Joel Tauber & George Salem
Co-Chairs
The Campaign for American Leadership in the Middle East

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