US Senate Democrats push for bold step toward a Palestinian state

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WASHINGTON — More than a third of Senate Democrats urged US President Joe Biden's administration on Wednesday evening to take a "bold" step towards establishing a Palestinian state, marking a new firm stance towards Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.اضافة اعلان

According to The Washington Post, the message directed at Biden comes just days after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, the highest-ranking elected American Jewish politician and a strong supporter of Israel, was shocked by a speech criticizing Netanyahu's handling of the war in Gaza and calling for new elections in Israel, Al-Ghad reported.

19 Democratic senators, led by Biden ally and Delaware native Tom Carper, stated in a letter that the Middle East crisis has "reached a turning point" requiring U.S. leadership beyond "facilitating" Israeli-Palestinian talks. Therefore, they are requesting Biden's administration to immediately outline a bold framework defining the necessary steps for establishing a Palestinian state in both the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.

The senators noted that an independent, "non-militarized" Palestinian state recognizing Israel is a proposal that former President Bill Clinton adopted in his peace efforts two decades ago.

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