Congressman Lowenthal Denounces So-Called Kushner “Peace Plan”

January 28, 2020
Press Release

Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) today issued the following statement expressing his strong disapproval of the Trump Administration’s proposed “peace plan” for Israel and Palestine:

“A plan proposed without Palestinian engagement or consent cannot possibly bring peace to the Middle East. In spite of the administration’s rhetorical claims, the promise of Palestinian statehood is hollow, on terms that are unacceptable.  Unilateral annexation of the Jordan Valley, or other moves which enshrine permanent Israeli security control over the Palestinian people, would be disastrous for both Israelis and Palestinians, and would threaten chaos throughout the wider region. By issuing this one-sided proposal, the administration further undermines our ability to act as a credible negotiator in the future and isolates us from our allies and partners, while achieving nothing.”

“The House of Representatives has spoken clearly with the passage of my bipartisan two-state solution resolution, H.Res 326,  the only path to a just and stable peace, and the only way to safeguard a Jewish, secure, and democratic Israel and recognize the legitimate aspirations of the Palestinian people for a state of their own. This cannot be achieved without genuine diplomacy and negotiation.”