Help Advance Israel’s Ties with the Muslim World

In recent years, much under-the-radar progress has been made to advance ties between Israel and its Arab neighbors. Join AJC in encouraging Arab and other Muslim-majority states that do not yet formally recognize the State of Israel to establish relations. Urge your representative to cosponsor legislation that supports the concurrent-track approach to Arab-Israeli peace, encouraging Arab and other Muslim-majority states to improve bilateral relations with Israel while at the same time seeking to advance a negotiated two-state resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Promote Peace: Advance Israel’s Ties with the Muslim World
Dear (recipient name),

As your constituent, I am writing today to encourage your support for H.Res.393, a bipartisan resolution introduced by Representatives Hastings, Engel, and Schweikert. This resolution expresses support for addressing the Arab-Israeli conflict concurrently with the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and commends Arab and other Muslim-majority states that have upgraded their bilateral relations with Israel.

In recent years, Israel and key Arab neighbors have increasingly cooperated – sometimes overtly, more often quietly – to advance common interests and meet common challenges. Enjoying full diplomatic relations with countries such as Egypt and Jordan, Israel has forged and sustained critical security partnerships with them, creating opportunities to expand economic and energy interdependence and foster a range of educational, scientific and cultural relations as well, which would contribute to stabilizing a troubled region. An increase in open cooperation between Israel and other Arab and Muslim-majority states would offer tangible benefits that advance peace and prosperity and counter radicalism. H.Res.393 encourages such cooperation, while reaffirming support for a two-state solution and urging the resumption of bilateral negotiations between the State of Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Congress has demonstrated the nation’s longstanding, bipartisan commitment to Israel’s security and well-being in a region vital to U.S. national interests, and to the quest for a viable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. H.Res.393 reaffirms that vital support and seeks to widen the circle of peace throughout the Arab and Muslim world.

Thank you for considering my views on this matter.

Sincerely,

[First Name] [Last Name]