For Immediate Release

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Slams Trump’s So-Called Middle East "Peace Plan"

WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement in response to the White House’s announcement of a “peace plan” with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White Party Chairman Benny Gantz:

“Make no mistake – this is not a peace plan; it’s a one-sided annexation plan that harms the goal of a two-state solution. If we truly want to achieve peace in the Middle East, we must actively engage both Israelis and Palestinian leaders, something the Trump Administration has consistently failed to do.

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“Trump’s destructive annexation plan does not represent the bipartisan foreign policy of the United States, and I will continue to work to reverse the damage this administration has done to lasting peace in the Middle East. We must advance a viable, secure, and just two-state solution.”

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee, a Democrat, represents the 13th District in California.

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