Secretary Kerry is currently in the Middle East working to achieve a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, an effort we strongly support. Whether the the parties come to an agreement today or not, we urge Secretary Kerry to keep going - to get a ceasefire and then to focus on long term solutions.
To avoid the next round of violence, a ceasefire must begin a process that addresses the root causes of this conflict and ultimately delivers lasting security for Israelis and Palestinians in Gaza.
An eight-year-old child has lived through four rounds of this violence in their short lifetime.
We must do better.
Tell Secretary Kerry to make this ceasefire the beginning of a bigger process that addresses the root issues of this violence.