It was a mixed message from President Obama as he addressed an influential synagogue in DC. The president saying the Palestinians have the right to their own state. And that he still supports a two-state solution. But also reiterating his support for Israel. Which he describes as “unshakable.” The speech at Adas Israel synagogue comes at a time when many Jews are questioning the president’s commitment to Israel.
J Street’s president is showing support for the speech.
“The president’s speech laid out beautifully how his progressive values grounded in shared American and Jewish values compel him to support Israel, to fiercely oppose anti-semitism, and also equally to support self-determination and statehood for Palestinians,” Jermey Ben-Ami says.