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US religious leaders renew call for Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement

Catholic World News - May 23, 2014

Thirty-three Christian, Muslim, and Jewish leaders have written to Secretary of State John Kerry to support his efforts on behalf of Israeli-Palestinian peace.

“A two-state agreement, in which both peoples will live in peace, security, and mutual recognition, represents the only realistic resolution of the conflict,” said the letter’s signatories, who included Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and Bishop Richard Pates, chairman of the Committee on International Justice and Peace of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

“Over time, developments on the ground and failures of leadership are making that goal more difficult to achieve,” they added. “Mr. Secretary, we believe the time for Israeli-Palestinian peace is now, and that achieving peace needs your continued, determined engagement.”

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  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - May. 23, 2014 7:58 PM ET USA

    The forces that don't want a peace plan have all the power, money, and news media backing.

  • Posted by: [email protected] - May. 23, 2014 5:50 PM ET USA

    Whether it is clear or not, the big stumbling block is recognition of the Israel to exist. The Muslims do not agree on that point and until they do, there will not be peace.

  • Posted by: Defender - May. 23, 2014 1:11 PM ET USA

    Just shows how much the prelates know about the area - Kerry has no idea either and that's why nothing will get done with this administration.

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