In order for both peoples, societies, and Jerusalem to prevail; peace is not only an option, but rather it is the solution. Both Muslims and Jews have profound connections to the Holy Land. And as part of American society, we can advocate for strong U.S. leadership to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
In this video of a conference that took place on April 12, 2010 in Washington, DC, Salam Al-Marayati, Executive Director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, and Jeremy Ben-Ami, Executive Director of J Street, speak on wide-ranging issues around the conflict.
While they represent different communities and interests, both MPAC and J Street actively advocate for a two-state resolution in the Middle East, based on the 1967 borders that results in a secure Israel that is the democratic homeland of the Jewish people and a viable Palestinian state.
At the core of the discussion will be the role that Jewish and Muslims Americans can play in bringing about lasting peace for Israelis, Palestinians, and their neighbors. What are the challenges faced by each community in pursuing Middle East peace and security? What are impediments to working together as Muslim and Jewish organizations, and how can they be addressed?