140 U.S. Jewish Leaders Sign Letter Urging PM to ‘Compromise’ in Peace Talks

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A broad range of U.S. Jewish figures have written to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to encourage him as peace talks are set to resume in Washington next week.

“We recognize that achieving a two-state solution will require a territorial compromise that provides for a Palestinian state without jeopardizing Israel’s security,” said the letter, initiated by the Israel Policy Forum and signed by 140 leaders of religious groups, donors and former luminaries of both the Republican and Democratic parties.

“That is why we applaud your understanding that one must be ‘willing to make painful compromises to achieve this historic peace,’” it said.

Netanyahu has said, since agreeing to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s appeal to restart talks, that such compromise is necessary.

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