Press Release

Jewish Dems Welcome Diplomatic Ties between Israel and the UAE and Ending Trump’s “Dangerous Gamble” on Israeli Annexation

August 13, 2020

WASHINGTON – Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) board chair and former member of Congress Rep. Ron Klein responded to today’s announcement on the preliminary agreement of diplomatic relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and an end to Israeli plans for unilateral annexation of the West Bank:

“We are relieved to see President Trump’s dangerous gamble on unilateral Israeli annexation of the West Bank come to an end. By taking annexation off the table, today’s Israeli government announcement addresses the problem created by the Trump administration’s failure to oppose it from the outset.

“We welcome the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and the UAE and urge the Republican Party to join the Democratic Party in reaffirming support for a negotiated two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which is essential to Israel’s future as a secure Jewish and democratic state.”

To speak with Ron Klein or JDCA Executive Director Halie Soifer, contact [email protected]