President Obama: US Must Prioritize Two-State Solution and a Return to Serious Negotiations
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President Obama: US Must Prioritize Two-State Solution and a Return to Serious Negotiations

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      OneVoice Movement

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March 2013

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From Petition Creator: Americans would like to support Israeli and Palestinian peace activists and their American leadership in achieving a two-state solution. Through newsletters, social media, and in -person engagement, we mobilized this support.

The Arab-Israeli peace process is a hot topic in the United States, and was in the most recent campaign season. As Americans, we recognize the direct correlation between peace in the Middle East and U.S. security. Regional stability lies in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Unfortunately, we are witnessing the rapidly growing distance between the present and peace. The U.S. has a responsibility to leverage its leadership role in the Middle East to push both sides to do what is necessary to get serious negotiations back on track.

» Sign the petition to ensure that President Obama prioritizes a just and lasting peace in the Middle East in his foreign policy.

OneVoice is an international mainstream grassroots movement, with offices working in parallel in Tel Aviv, Ramallah and Gaza, supported by offices in New York and London. OneVoice aims to amplify the voice of the Israeli and Palestinian mainstream, empowering them to end the conflict, end the occupation and demand that their leaders achieve a two-state solution based on the 1967 lines, with limited and mutually agreed upon land swaps, in accordance with international resolutions and previous bi-lateral agreements, establishing an independent Palestinian state at peace with the State of Israel.

WHAT IS OUR ROLE?

OneVoice’s Israeli activists recognize their role and mobilize in a different city each week, bringing residents and local politicians together to promote the two-state solution and countering the agenda of expanding Jewish settlements in the West Bank by calling for a settlement freeze.

OneVoice’s Palestinian activists embrace their role by leading community initiatives to transform frustration and hopelessness through non-violent activism. OneVoice Palestine pushes for national reconciliation and a two-state solution that ends the occupation, resolves all final status issues based on international resolutions, establishes an independent Palestinian state, and ends all claims.

WE HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY AS AMERICANS TOO. Regional peace in the Middle East is vital to our national security and foreign policy interests. The two-state solution remains the only pragmatic, mutually acceptable solution that can guarantee security for all. OneVoice Israel and OneVoice Palestine are committed to building political and grassroots capacity to bring both parties back to the table and ensure a viable, effective negotiations process with clear terms of reference and a limited timeframe that will fulfill the national aspirations of both peoples. We must amplify the calls of OneVoice Israel for a settlement freeze and of OneVoice Palestine for a final status agreement that ends all claims and demand that the American leadership commit to pushing this process forward by demanding action from both sides as part of policy toward a two-state solution.

More Information: The Candidates on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Signatures Update

      We have 76 signatures on paper, making our grand total 1,609 signatures! Thank you all for your support of a two-state solution, and we will update you on the petition delivery soon!

    2. Reached 1,500 signatures
    3. Foreign Policy Debate tonight!

      Tonight is the third and final presidential debate- and it happens to be about foreign policy. What will Bob Schieffer ask about Israel and Palestine? More importantly, will the candidates lay out their steps for getting the peace process back on track? Let's make sure that if they don't tonight, we deliver the message of OneVoice's thousands of Israeli and Palestinian members tomorrow. Share the petition widely! Let your friends, families, and colleagues make their voices heard on the urgency of the two-state solution!

      We appreciate your continued support.

    4. 22 Days Until the Election!

      In 22 days, Americans will vote to elect a president. It's our responsibility to ensure that whoever is elected remains accountable to the needs of Israelis, Palestinians, and Americans in the foreign policy towards the Middle East! Urge President Obama and Governor Romney to push the leaders to take the steps that will create the environment needed for the peace process to get back on track!

      We have 682 signatures online and on paper...let's multiply this number! Please share this petition with your family, friends, and colleagues.

    5. Reached 500 signatures
    6. The Two-State Solution: Why Obama and Romney Must Pledge to Make it Happen

      OneVoice's <a href="http://www.onevoicemovement.org/programs/onevoice-international.php">International Engagement Program</a> Director <a href="http://www.twitter.com/rsteinbe">Rachel Steinberg</a> writes on PolicyMic about the need for President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney to not only pay lip service to the two-state solution, but also take action to make it a reality -- and about how American voices are critical to making that happen.
      » Read the complete articel here: <a href="http://bit.ly/OaxybR">http://bit.ly/OaxybR</a>.

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Amina Kifani CASABLANCA, MOROCCO
      • over 1 year ago

      Because it's a conflict where many people are suffering and for tooooo long

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    • joel abrams PARIS, ISRAEL
      • over 1 year ago

      Independence, self determination, freedom and security for the Palestinians and Israelis was the underpinning of the historic agreements that led to the return of the Jewish people to their homeland. Just as the world powers took it upon themselves to facilitate and legislate the Jewish peoples return there is an urgent need to facilitate the reconciliation between these two nations.

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    • Clara Himmelbauer LINZ, AUSTRIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Because I don't want the people to die and I believe in peace and in a peaceful solution in the middle east.

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    • Ianto Doyle GLOUCESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      we need peace in the middle east for world stability. We need peace across the worls and for all wars and conflicts to stop. Period.

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    • Cecilia Bergthaler BAD ISCHL, AUSTRIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Because every human being deserves to live in peace. That's a human right. After the second world war, it was clear that Jews needed a own state they can call their home. It was the duty of the world, to give them a country. But now the israeli gouvernment is acting against human rights and again it's our duty to give the palestinians a country where they can live in peace, dignity and freedom.

      It's our duty. And because you, dear Mr. President have the power to pressurise the israeli gouvernment it's your duty to do this.

      Recognize your responsibility and in God's name - do what you have to do.

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