Chemi Shalev has the full text of the letter in his Haaretz blog (click through via Google), but here’s the money quote:
As strong advocates for Israel’s security and well-being as a Jewish and democratic state, we are deeply concerned about the recent findings of the government commission led by Supreme Court Jurist (Ret.) Edmund Levy. We fear that if approved, this report will place the two-state solution, and the prestige of Israel as a democratic member of the international community, in peril.
Securing Israel’s future as a Jewish and democratic state requires diplomatic and political leadership, not legal maneuverings. We recognize and regret that the Palestinian Authority has abdicated leadership by not returning to the negotiating table. Nonetheless, our great fear is that the Levy Report will not strengthen Israel’s position in this conflict, but rather add fuel to those who seek to delegitimize Israel’s right to exist. At this moment, it is more critical than ever that Israel strengthen its claim in the international community that it is committed to a two-state vision, which is, in turn, central to Israel’s future as a Jewish and democratic state.
Despite the blog battle I’m having with MK, I’m sure he knows it’s clear that, if it were adopted in its entirety, the report’s recommendations would be a blow to the peace process, and a big one at that. It would make the two-state solution all-but impossible to implement.
These powerful and prominent Jewish communal leaders — Holocaust historians, philanthropists (including one of the main bankrollers of Taglit-Birthright), rabbis and even a former chair of the Jewish Agency — know it. The question is, why don’t those on the Zionist Right?