About the Two-State Solution Caucus
The caucus was conceived and co-created by OneVoice Israel (OVI)--the local arm of the international grassroots movement OneVoice--and MK Yoel Hasson (Kadima), chairman of the State Control Committee and himself a former OVI youth leader. Among its other members are MK Zeev Bielski, Shlomo Molla, Nachman Shai, and Orit Zuaretz.
It’s the first time Knesset members unite under a nonpartisan body to advance a direct political solution with the Palestinians. The caucus is supported by government ministers and Israeli opposition leader MK Tzipi Livni (Kadima). It aims to forge a moderate bloc within the Knesset committed to the two-state solution and keep pressure on the Israeli government to achieve this goal.
- OneVoice Israel is not directly linked with the decisions or actions of the caucus. Both are autonomous, united merely by the shared belief in the two-state solution.
- OneVoice Israel will provide speakers and arrange tours, conferences, and other activities for the caucus members as part of the movement's continuing efforts to connect leaders with the grassroots.
- OneVoice Israel will hold the caucus members to account if they fail to wholeheartedly live up to the essence of why they banded together.
Official Launch of the Two-State Solution Caucus
The official launch of the caucus will take place at the Knesset's Jerusalem Hall on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at 12 pm.
OVI is supporting the event to bolster the existing political will in Israel to end the conflict--witnessed most recently by the meeting held between a delegation of 100 leading Israelis and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah. Opposition leader MK Tzipi Livni (Kadima) and several other Israeli and international dignitaries will be in attendance.
Please consider signing this letter of support to the Two-State Solution Caucus members.
|Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf||New York, United States|
|Daisy Khan||New York, United States|
|Chief Rabbi David Rosen||Jerusalem, Israel|
|Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp||The Hague, Netherlands|
|Amb. (ret.) Philip C. Wilcox||Washington, D.C., United States|
|Dr. James Zogby||Washington, D.C., United States|