7.03.2005

Campaign for American Leadership in the Middle East

The “Campaign for American Leadership in the Middle East” had been launched previously this year sent a letter to President Bush to support and encourage him to make the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict a “central and sustained objective of American foreign policy.” Moreover, they highlight that “A peaceful resolution of the conflict will enhance our efforts to build a secure, stable, and more democratic Middle East, and in so doing, serve U.S. national security interests.”

Among the signatories were former officials served in the American administrations and many prestigious personalities as the Secretary of State under President Clinton MADELEINE K. ALBRIGHT, which was the Co-Chair of the independent task force on Arab democracy, and she is also the Chairman of the National Democratic Institute.

Here is the letter of this campaign:


Dear Mr. President,

We, the undersigned, believe that resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is critical to U.S. national security interests and essential to reduce the threat posed by international terrorism. We write to underscore American public support for your efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We encourage you to make this a central and sustained objective of American foreign policy. A peaceful resolution of the conflict will enhance our efforts to build a secure, stable, and more democratic Middle East, and in so doing, serve U.S. national security interests.

It is only right that the United States use all the resources at its disposal to help Israelis and Palestinians overcome the differences and fears that divide them in order to reach a settlement that will provide true security for Israel, help the Palestinians to achieve their own democratic state and lead to peace and prosperity for all the peoples of the region.

Although details can only be agreed through negotiations by the two sides, the basic elements of settlement are both achievable and clear: a two-state solution, rigorous security guarantees and the protection of human rights and access to holy sites.

We urge you to mobilize international support for that goal and to pursue progress with determination, fairness and creativity until success is achieved. We fully understand the potential obstacles ahead. We also understand the consequences of failure. Failure must not be an option. You have our strong support to stay the course.



For more information: Campaign for American Leadership in the Middle East

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