TEL AVIV, Israel and RAMALLAH, Palestine, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The OneVoice Movement, an international grassroots movement promoting a two-state solution and an end to the conflict and occupation, organized a visit for a delegation of Israeli elected officials from the Caucus for Ending the Israeli-Arab Conflict to the Mukata, the Palestinian Authority's headquarters in Ramallah, to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas earlier today. Samer Makhlouf, Executive Director of OneVoice Palestine, and Tal Harris, Executive Director of OneVoice Israel, issued the following statements:
Statement by Samer Makhlouf:
"We are pleased to see the progress being made by the OneVoice Movement's Caucus for Ending the Israeli-Arab Conflict. Although headway is being made, both sides must recognize that there are still significant issues to be addressed, primarily the freezing of settlements activities. Our organization will continue to support the joint work of our government and civil society partners and work with OneVoice youth leaders to support the efforts of President Abbas and lead us on a substantive path toward a two-state solution."
Statement by Tal Harris:
"The OneVoice Movement was honored to take part in the making of this unique and historic meeting at the Mukata. Each side's commitment to engage in a meaningful dialogue highlights the reality that we are another step closer to making the dream of ending the conflict and the vision of the two-state solution a reality. As we move past this event, the OneVoice Movement will continue to leverage our regional grassroots networks to help mobilize civil society and amplify the voice of the moderate majority on both sides."
OneVoice is an international grassroots movement that aims to amplify the voice of Israeli and Palestinian moderates, empowering them to demand a two-state solution and an end to the conflict and occupation. The Movement supports the creation of an independent Palestinian state alongside a secure Israel. We believe that the 1967 borders with minor land swaps, a freeze in settlement activity, and the maintaining of security for both peoples are an essential basis for success. OneVoice also educates and trains Israeli and Palestinian youth in leadership skills, non-violent activism, and democratic principles. You can follow OneVoice on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
SOURCE The OneVoice Movement