Levin Statement on President Trump’s remarks at the Joint Press Conference with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

Feb 15, 2017 Issues: Foreign Affairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI) today released the following statement in response to the President Trump’s comments at the joint press conference regarding the two-state solution:

“I fear that today’s press conference will create more confusion than clarity.

“The goal of a two-state solution has been a guiding principle for decades of every Administration, Republican or Democratic.  In their search to help the parties themselves move in that direction, it has been more than a label.

“The peril in the President’s saying he is for either a “two-state” or a “one state” approach is that is it not policy but could be an opening for a complete abandonment of a two state solution without any clear indication of a viable alternative.

“I agree with the Prime Minister that any resolution must completely assure Israel’s security.  It is difficult to see how today’s press conference will help to achieve that goal.”