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Statement on Netanyahu's Annexation Announcement

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip, made the following statement in response to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s announcement today:

“A two-state solution remains the best option for lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

“Prime Minister Netanyahu’s announcement today that if reelected, he intends to annex the Jordan Valley and all Israeli settlements in the West Bank, would mean the end of the Jewish, democratic, State of Israel as we know it. The Palestinian people will be left without a viable land for a state of their own.

“Neither side, Israelis or the Palestinians, should take unilateral actions that preclude a two-state solution. I urge the Prime Minister not go down this road, not to play games with Israel’s long-term viability for political purposes, and not put the future of Israel and the Jewish people in the hands of Donald Trump.”

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