Some more Jewish organizations are congratulating President Obama for receiving the Nobel Peace Peace Prize. Here are some quotes from their releases:
- Jewish Council for Public Affairs: "We congratulate President Obama upon receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. Of course, the greatest prize will be the fruits of these efforts yet to be realized. We join the president in yearning for peace in the Middle East, Sudan, and elsewhere, including a world free from the threats from a potentially nuclear Iran and devastating global climate change."
- Conference of Presidents: "We share President Obama’s hope for a true peace in the Middle East. The people of Israel have shown their commitment and have demonstrated by unprecedented sacrifices their unyielding desire to live in peace with their neighbors. We pray that this aspiration will be realized and that the countries in the region will not only accept the reality of Israel’s existence but also will help assure its permanence, enabling Israel, the Palestinians, and all their neighbors to live in security and prosperity."
- Americans for Peace Now: "We very much hope that the president and his administration will view this prize as an international deposit of sorts, an expression of the international community’s desire for Middle East peace, an articulation of confidence in Obama’s policy of diplomacy and negotiations, and an endorsement of his historic efforts to engage with Iran …This gesture is not just a recognition of Obama’s leadership. It is also an important signal to the parties to the conflict to immediately launch peace negotiations, in earnest, and bring them to a successful fruition."
- Anti-Defamation League: The President has certainly shown that he is committed to the high ideals of this honor … We hope that this award will help President Obama realize his objective of a more peaceful world, and to galvanize the support and encouragement he needs from other nations to achieve that goal.