Jewish Journal


June 6, 2013

Secretary Kerry’s Speech and J Street’s Open Letter to the American Jewish Community



Earlier this week, Secretary of State John Kerry gave a powerful and important speech at the American Jewish Committee conference, calling on American Jews to make their voices heard in support for negotiation efforts and a two-state solution. The speech was not given much attention from Jewish groups, but I, as a co-chair of the J Street Rabbinic Cabinet, believe that it is important to elevate Kerry’s call and to make sure that our community is vocally supporting Kerry’s efforts in the Middle East.

In that vein, J Street has released an open letter to the American Jewish community, which I hope will be circulated and read by many in an effort to galvanize support for a reinvigorated peace effort. The text of the letter can be found here.

The next few weeks provide a critical window of opportunity to do all that can be done to ensure that negotiations move ahead. I urge you to use this open letter as a jumping off point to encourage to your rabbis, synagogue leadership, friends and communities to vocally and actively support Secretary Kerry’s efforts.

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