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RJC Strongly Endorses Trump Mideast Plan

Washington, DC (January 28, 2020) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition strongly endorses the plan that President Donald Trump released today.

RJC National Chairman Senator Norm Coleman said:

The President’s plan has great potential to bring peace and security to both Israelis and Palestinians. The plan’s conceptual map and detailed proposals strengthen Israel’s legitimacy and security. The plan will bring important areas of Judea and Samaria under Israeli sovereignty and ensure that Jerusalem remains the undivided capital of Israel.

The President’s vision recognizes the aspirations and potential of the Palestinian people to become an independent and prosperous neighbor in the Middle East. It offers them a realistic path to achieve that goal. But it does not compromise on the requirements that the Palestinians reject terrorism, stop inciting violence, stop their indecent “pay for slay” program that pays terrorists for their crimes, and end corruption and human rights abuses.

President Trump’s proposal offers challenging steps to both parties, as well as the prospect of great achievements. If this plan can be fully implemented, it will change the face of the Middle East for centuries to come.

RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said:

President Trump and his team deserve our deepest gratitude and respect for putting together this framework for a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We thank President Trump and his White House advisors, Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt and Avi Berkowitz, along with Ambassador David Friedman, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and State Department Senior Policy Advisor Brian Hook.

The President and his team have put together a bold and nuanced proposal that is deeply rooted in America’s core values of liberty, opportunity, and hope for the future. They have done what others have tried and failed to accomplish for decades: they have created a proposal with realistic and feasible steps toward a lasting, peaceful solution to this terrible conflict. We applaud their efforts and endorse their work.