Levin Statement on President Trump’s Declaration on Jerusalem

Dec 6, 2017 Issues: Foreign Affairs

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Levin Statement on President Trump’s Declaration on Jerusalem

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI) today made the following statement regarding President Trump’s formal recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel:

 

“My strong support for the 1995 law was based on the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel with a waiver available to promote a two-state solution as the basis for permanent peace with security for Israel.  Moving the U.S. embassy to the holy city of Jerusalem was assumed to promote a comprehensive peace agreement, not undermine the prospects for peace.  

Today’s announcement by President Trump may make such a durable peace harder to achieve by inflaming tensions, so it is vital that the U.S. right now take every feasible step to help move all parties toward negotiating a two-state solution.”

 

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