Rabbi Pesner's Statement on Party Platform Draft Progress

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Press Release from the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

Washington, D.C., July 6, 2016In response to the release of the draft 2016 Democratic Party Platform, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner issued the following statement:

In formal testimony to the platform committees of both parties, the Reform Movement called for the reaffirmation of U.S. support for a two-state solution. The recently released Democratic platform draft continues the tradition of U.S. support for Israel and for her security as well as the aspiration of a Palestinian state living side by side with Israel in peace and security for all. I hope that the Republican platform expresses similar support. Only two states can end the conflict and bring peace and security to Israelis and Palestinians alike. A two-state solution is our best hope for securing a Jewish and democratic future for the State of Israel.


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