Congressman Lowenthal Statement On Two-State Solution Resolution
Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) today issued the following statement regarding his H.Res.326, which would reaffirm the support of the House of Representatives to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The resolution passed out of the House Committee on Rules last night and is set for a full floor vote on Friday, Dec. 6:
"The need for a two-state solution has been a fundamental principle of American foreign policy under both Democratic and Republican administrations for decades.
"A two-state solution represents the only path to a just and lasting peace in the Middle East. It is the only way to safeguard Israel as a secure, Jewish, and democratic state while upholding the rights and legitimate aspirations of the Palestinian people.
"In a time of dangerous instability throughout the region, the road to a secure peace may seem long and difficult. The possibility of a diplomatic settlement may seem remote. However, these circumstances make H.Res.326 all the more critical.
"We cannot let partisan political concerns—either at home or abroad—distract us from keeping the dream of a just peace alive. Congress must speak out to make clear to the world that the United States stands behind its longstanding foreign policy principles. I look forward to bringing this resolution to a full vote in the House."