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Press Release: APN Welcomes Obama's Commitment to Peace and Security for Israel

Washington, DC - Americans for Peace Now (APN) welcomes President Obama's commitment in yesterday's State of the Union address to "stand steadfast with Israel in pursuit of security and a lasting peace."

Although APN always seeks a clear, firm articulation of America's unequivocal support of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, we appreciate the President's inclusion of a positive reference to Israel's pursuit of peace in the State of the Union address. We strongly encourage President Obama to elaborate on last night's message of security through lasting peace during his visit to Israel, and subsequently, as his administration pursues the vital goal of resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and comprehensive Middle East peace. We encourage the President him to work with both Israel and the Palestinian Authority's leadership to create the next steps toward a lasting peace.

APN recently sent several messages to the President regarding the pursuit of peace for Israel and its neighbors during his second terms in office.

Read APN's statement welcoming Obama's planned visit to Israel

Read APN's statement welcoming the confirmation of John Kerry as Secretary of State.

Read APN's Obama inauguration statement, urging him to save the two-state solution.