Press Release

JDCA Applauds Passage of H. Res. 326

December 6, 2019

WASHINGTON–The Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) applauds the passage of H. Res. 326, which reaffirms the longstanding, bipartisan U.S. policy supporting a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. JDCA Executive Director Halie Soifer said the following:

“The House today reaffirmed decades-long U.S. support for a two-state solution to the Israeli- Palestinian conflict. This resolution is important in light of the possibility of unilateral Israeli annexation of the West Bank, which would significantly impede prospects for a two-state solution and may call into question Israel’s future as a secure, Jewish and democratic state.

“This resolution was led by and passed with overwhelming support of Democrats. We are disappointed that Republicans chose to jettison what until now has been strong bipartisan support for a two-state solution. The resolution that Republicans rejected also includes an affirmation of support for security assistance to Israel, per the 10-year, $38 billion Memorandum of Understanding between the United States and Israel.

“We strongly reject the Republican Party’s choice to insert partisanship into the U.S.-Israel relationship.”