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The White House Reply to SW Chong(17 Mar’12)

From: The White House <no-reply@correspondence.whitehouse.gov>
To: sunflower_chong@yahoo.com
Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2012 1:30 AM
Subject: Response to Your Message

March 16, 2012

Dear Chong:

Thank you for writing.  I have heard from many Americans concerned about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and I appreciate your perspective.  I remain committed to a sustained diplomatic effort to promote peace in the region, because achieving a secure and lasting peace is critical not only for Israelis and Palestinians, but also for their neighbors and the United States.

Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict demands our immediate and continued attention.  For generations, the conflict has taken a terrible human toll, and continued instability in the Middle East makes us all less safe.  We must open a more hopeful chapter in the story of the Holy Land.

Through comprehensive and sustained efforts, we can achieve the goal of two states:  a Jewish state of Israel and a viable Palestinian state, living side by side in peace and security.  This approach requires working with Israelis, Palestinians, and other stakeholders over the long term, and my Administration will do just that.

I encourage you to join me online and read more about my Administration’s approach to this complex issue and other critical foreign policy matters at:  www.whitehouse.gov/agenda/foreign_policy.

Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts.

Sincerely,

Barack Obama

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