Pascrell Reaffirms Support for Two-State Solution
Washington, D.C., December 6, 2019
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted in favor of H.Res. 326, a House resolution that expresses Congress’s support of a negotiated two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinian people. The legislation posits that “a United States proposal to achieve a just, stable, and lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict should expressly endorse a two-state solution as its objective and discourage steps by either side that would put a peaceful end to the conflict further out of reach.”
“America stands with Israelis, Palestinians, and those around the world crying out for lasting peace,” said Rep. Pascrell, a cosponsor of the resolution. “I believe a two-state solution, where a Jewish state of Israel and a Palestinian state co-exist in peace, can be achieved by direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. While this will ultimately rely on the collective, good faith efforts of our great ally Israel and the Palestinians, Congress signals again today that America stands ready to help lay the foundation for peace in the Middle East.”
Throughout his time in Congress, Rep. Pascrell has been a leader in Congress in pursuit of a two-state solution and maintains close ties with the Jewish and Arab-American communities in one of the most diverse districts in America. Pascrell has repeatedly pushed for both sides to come together in the name of peace.