August 24, 2005
Dear Prime Minister Sharon,
We, Jews from the Diaspora stand behind you and support your decision to
withdraw from Gaza.
We believe that it is Israel’s obligation to secure its existence, as a
democratic homeland for Jews worldwide, for future generations. Control over
another people does not allow Israel to continue being a democratic Jewish
We urge you, Prime Minister, to conduct negotiations with the Palestinian
Authority led by Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) towards a final status peace
agreement along the lines of the Geneva Initiative.
Prime Minister Sharon, the disengagement from Gaza is a source of hope for many
Jews world-wide. It is a significant first step which must be followed by
further negotiations towards a peaceful settlement with the Palestinians.
National Committee for Labor Israel, USA
Martin Buber Group- Jews for Peace – Italy
Peace Now France
Jewish Secular Community Centre – Belgium
Belgium Friends of Shalom Achshav
Americans for Peace Now
Brit Tzedek v'Shalom - USA
Union of Progressive Zionists - North America
The "Two People – Two States" Group – Belgium