Wasserman Schultz Statement on Trump-Netanyahu Joint Appearance

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Washington, DC, February 15, 2017 | comments
I was extremely disappointed that President Trump did not explicitly denounce the rise in anti-Semitic attacks around the country, or the equally troubling statements that have come from his own administration. It was also disheartening to hear what appears to be a diminishing of the United States' commitment to a two-state solution, which has been U.S. policy for decades and I believe is the most viable way to reach a lasting peace and safeguard Israel as a homeland for the Jewish people. In both cases, the President missed prime opportunities to advance the cause of Middle East peace as well as speak out against discrimination against Jews here and abroad.
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U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement after a joint appearance by President Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today: 

“I was extremely disappointed that President Trump did not explicitly denounce the rise in anti-Semitic attacks around the country, or the equally troubling statements that have come from his own administration. It was also disheartening to hear what appears to be a diminishing of the United States’ commitment to a two-state solution, which has been U.S. policy for decades and I believe is the most viable way to reach a lasting peace and safeguard Israel as a homeland for the Jewish people. In both cases, the President missed prime opportunities to advance the cause of Middle East peace as well as speak out against discrimination against Jews here and abroad.”

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CONTACT: David Damron, David.Damron@mail.house.gov, or 202-906-0542

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