WASHINGTON (Dispatches) – Over 70 House Democrats are urging U.S. President Joe Biden to reverse the Trump administration’s “abandonment of longstanding, bipartisan U.S. policy” relating to the Zionist regime’s occupation of Palestine.
The letter, sent to the White House and signed by 73 Democrats, calls on the Biden administration to formally withdraw former U.S. president Donald Trump’s failed “deal of the century”.
With a total of eight demands, the lawmakers focused on Trump’s policy changes which they said brought the Zionist regime and Palestinians further away from an agreement, citing the regime’s 11-day bombardment of Gaza last month.
“This outbreak of violence was a painful reminder that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has no military solution and can only be resolved through diplomacy and a negotiated solution,” the lawmakers wrote.
“Toward that end, we urge you to reverse the previous administration’s policies,” they added.
Led by Representatives Gerry Connolly, Peter Welch and Jan Schakowsky, the letter also requests that the White House quickly reopens the U.S. consulate in al-Quds, reissue State Department and customs guidance to clarify that settlements are inconsistent with international law, and oppose the forced expulsion of Palestinian families in East al-Quds and throughout Palestinian territory.
Representatives Ro Khanna, David Price, Betty McCollum, Marie Newman, Ilhan Omar, Mark Pocan and Jamaal Bowman were among the signatories to the letter.
Several Jewish lawmakers signed in addition to Schakowsky, including Representatives Andy Levin, Jamie Raskin, John Yarmuth, Sara Jacobs, Alan Lowenthal and Steve Cohen.