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Jeffries: Thanks to Biden, ‘realistic’ chance for ‘brighter day’ for Israel, Palestinians

"President Biden’s comprehensive proposal sets the stage for a just and lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinian people," Hakeem Jeffries stated.

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) at a Brookings event on Feb. 6, 2020. Credit: Paul Morigi/Brookings Institution.
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) at a Brookings event on Feb. 6, 2020. Credit: Paul Morigi/Brookings Institution.

There is a “realistic opportunity” to improve life for Israel and the Palestinians thanks to the Biden administration’s “relentless diplomacy,” House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) stated on Monday.

U.S. President Joe Biden’s efforts have resulted in “a comprehensive peace plan that will secure the release of all hostages, surge humanitarian assistance to Palestinian civilians, protect Israel’s security, reconstruct Gaza and achieve a permanent cessation of hostilities,” Jeffries added.

“The proposal presented by President Biden has obtained the unanimous backing of Israel’s War Cabinet, and was negotiated with the full buy-in of Egypt and Qatar, important Arab partners,” he said. “Thanks to President Joe Biden, we have a realistic opportunity to bring about a brighter day for Israel and the Palestinian people.”

“Hamas must never again threaten the people of Israel. In that regard, the proposed peace plan is designed to cement Israel’s comprehensive military victory, while also ending the war,” he added. “It must be accepted by Hamas negotiators forthwith.”

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