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Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

Rep. Peters Statement on United Nations Security Council Resolution

Dec 23, 2016
Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) releaasd the following statement on the United Nations Security Council Resolution:

The construction of settlements in territory that would be part of an independent Palestine undercuts efforts to bring consensus on a two-state solution. However, today's United Nations Security Council Resolution goes against the fundamental idea that long-term stability can only be achieved through direct bilateral negotiations between the Israeli and Palestinian people. In these times of violence and unrest throughout the region, our energy should be focused on bringing people together, not pushing them apart. I call on all parties to put their differences aside, and rededicate their efforts. The two-state solution is the only way to bring about the one thing that all nations can agree they want - everlasting peace.