In Press Release
WASHINGTON – Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) Executive Director Halie Soifer today called into question the viability of Trump’s peace plan, noting that “Jared Kushner’s ‘Peace to Prosperity Plan’ is another example of the Trump administration’s hypocritical and vacuous foreign policy.

“Kushner’s glossy brochure features USAID programs this administration has cut, and individuals this administration has marginalized. If they are going to deprive programs of funding, they cannot get away with repackaging them into a brochure and claiming victory. Moreover, peace cannot be imposed, and the absence of both Israelis and Palestinians from the conference in Bahrain demonstrates this is no more than empty talk.

“Instead of repurposing old ideas and claiming them as their own, we strongly urge the Trump administration to reaffirm its support for a two-state solution, which has been U.S. policy for decades. Two states for two peoples, side-by-side in security and peace, is the foundation of any future peace agreement, not empty promises and glossy images.”