Congressman files two-states act that restricts Israeli use of US arms

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Congressman files two-states act that restricts Israeli use of US arms
The bill would make it US policy to view "the West Bank, including east Jerusalem, and Gaza, are occupied territories."
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
SEPTEMBER 23, 2021

A bill that affirms a two-state resolution at the pre-1967 lines and restricts Israeli use of arms, was filed to Congress Thursday by Representative Andy Levin (D-Michigan). "When I visited Israel and Palestine in 2019, I recognized hope for a two-state solution is alive amongst Israelis and Palestinians," tweeted Levin after submitting his bill known as the "Two-State Solution Act." It is one of a number of legislative drives by US politicians bent on using Congress to determine American policy with respect to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

"The Two-State Solution Act represents the change in US policy we need to move us closer to this future," said Levin. The bill is not expected to pass the House and the Senate. It rescinds a number of significant policies from the former Trump administration, including its declaration that West Bank settlement activity is not inconsistent with international law. According to a draft copy of the bill, seen by The Jerusalem Post, it would be American policy to view "the West Bank, including east Jerusalem, and Gaza, are occupied territories" and that territory would be "referred to as such consistently in official US policies, communications, and documents."

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