STATEMENT: Gottheimer Statement on White House Proposed Peace Plan
Today, Tuesday, January 28, 2020, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer released the following statement regarding the White House’s proposed peace plan:
As a proud, lifelong supporter of Israel, I support a two-state solution that preserves Israel’s status as a Jewish, Democratic state. Today, I heard the President make clear his commitment to a two-state solution, in consultation with the leaders of both of Israel’s major political parties.
I believe that any proposal that seeks to peacefully resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with two states, living side-by-side in peace and security, merits real consideration. This announcement presents an opportunity for both sides to come to the table with an open mind.
A lasting agreement about critical issues like borders will only come from direct negotiations with both parties. Any unilateral actions in the meantime, by either side, will only make it harder to achieve peace.
The U.S.-Israel relationship has always been bipartisan, and I am committed to keeping it that way. I commend the Administration for the work involved in putting forward an extensive plan to restart the conversation about peace, and I look forward to carefully reviewing the proposal in its entirety.