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By Cristina Maza

Halie Soifer, executive director of the Jewish Democratic Council of America, argues that the Trump administration’s approach is hypocritical given the fact that it cut funding to United Nations relief agencies and other development programs that aimed to help Palestinian communities.

“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,” Soifer said.

“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,” Soifer added.