Livni says US Jews should push for peace

July 3, 2013 22:33

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni called upon American Jews who support two states for two peoples Wednesday night to do more to let people know it is in Israel's interest.

Speaking to 175 North American rabbis at the Shalom Hartman Institute's rabbinic Torah study seminar, Livni said that "When [US president] Barack Obama says he supports a two-state solution, Americans can remind their friends that this is a pro-Israel stance."  She called for changing the dialogue with the Diaspora and turning it into one of values and shared vision. Asked whether Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu had joined the peace camp, she said he had come a long way. "If he didn't believe in two states, why stay up until 4 a.m. with [US Secretary of State John] Kerry?" she asked.

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