Obama, Affirm the Jewish People's 3,200 Year Old Connection to the Land of Israel

President Obama should affirm the Jewish people's historic connection with its homeland, absent from his 2009 Cairo speech, as well as to call for religious freedom for all Jews, a renewal of the peace process, and an effective response to Iran’s nuclear military ambitions.

As head of American Jewry’s largest religious stream, I - and the 1.5 million members of our synagogues throughout North America - eagerly await U.S. President Obama’s impending trip to Eretz Yisrael.  This will be a challenging trip with complex political, economic and strategic issues that the President will need...