John Edwards in Israel This Week
I just wanted to let you know that Senator Edwards is in Israel this week meeting with Israeli leaders to discuss critical issues like the Israeli government's efforts to ensure Israel's security, its approach towards the Hamas-led Palestinian government, the threat of a nuclear Iran and other issues central to the U.S.-Israel relationship.
Senator Edwards plans to meet with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, former Prime Minister and Chair of the Likud Party Binyamin Netanyahu, Minister of Defense and Chair of the Labor Party Amir Peretz, Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzipi Livni, Minister of Public Security Avi Dichter, Lieutenant General Dan Halutz, Chief of the General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces and Knesset Member Ephraim Sneh.
If JRE is being invited to the table to talk with all of these heavy hitters, seems to me they think of him as someone who is an important representative of our country. JRE was mentioned in jspot, one of the Jewish Social Justice blogs, about 2 weeks ago.
With Hamas continuing to be contankerous in tone along with the Iranians, I hope JRE can lend some outside expertise and be an excellent broker of fostering more positive relationships. I also hope he will be safe in his journey.
Update: From a Charlotte News Station..Edwards talks security in Israel
6/6/2006 9:27 AM
By: Associated Press
The former Democratic vice presidential candidate is in Israel, where he plans to discuss security issues with Israeli leaders.