New York, NY… Dianne Lob, Chair, and William Daroff, CEO, of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, issued the following statement:
“We applaud the agreements reached by Israeli and Lebanese leaders to demarcate the Israel-Lebanon maritime border and share access to resources in the eastern Mediterranean. The U.S.-brokered deal significantly advances regional dialogue and once again demonstrates the strength of the U.S.-Israel relationship.
“The easing of tensions between Israel and her neighbors and recent joint efforts towards normalization, which have continued to flourish since the signing of the Abraham Accords, benefit all parties and significantly move the needle towards peace in the Middle East. Lebanon’s recognition of Israel’s shared border not only ends a decades-long dispute, but strengthens regional stability, as well as opens further opportunities for normalization through social, political, and economic development.”
The Conference of Presidents is the central coordinating body representing 50 national Jewish organizations on issues of national and international concern