Kathleen Rice Statement on Trump Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice (NY-04) today released the following statement on President Trump’s proposed Israeli-Palestinian peace plan:
“As a strong supporter of Israel, I have always been in favor of a two-state solution negotiated by the Israelis and Palestinians to achieve long-term peace and stability in the region. Any such solution must ensure the safety and security of Israel, as well as the sovereignty of a future Palestinian state.
“As outlined in its proposed plan, I am pleased the Trump Administration also recognizes that a two-state solution is the path forward to achieve peace and security. But as we know, a two-state solution will only be achieved if we have meaningful negotiations conducted directly between the Israelis and Palestinians. The Administration must recognize this plan is only a starting point, and be open to compromise in order for both parties to mutually agree on a final agreement.
“I hope this plan will lead to renewed discussions between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, and I will do everything I can in my capacity as a Member of Congress to support good-faith negotiations.”