Reconstructing Judaism joins nine other Jewish organizations in endorsing House Resolution 326 (text and co-sponsors), which reaffirms longstanding bipartisan support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and opposes any US actions that would encourage or endorse unilateral Israeli annexations in the West Bank.
A letter (attached above) from the coalition of endorsing organizations calls on House leaders of both parties to support the resolution, stating: “[H.Res.326] will put on record members of the House of Representatives in endorsing the two-state solution as the only means of ensuring ‘the State of Israel’s survival as a secure Jewish and democratic state’ and fulfilling ‘the legitimate aspirations of the Palestinian people for a state of their own.’ … The resolution references the Clinton Parameters, the George W. Bush Road Map, and the Obama/Kerry Principles, all of which provided frameworks for negotiations toward a two-state solution. Further, the resolution makes clear that any US proposal which contravenes this essential goal will prove counterproductive. Specifically, it indicates that “a United States proposal that fails to expressly endorse a two-state solution as its objective, that expressly or tacitly encourages unilateral annexation of territory, or is otherwise inconsistent with the broadly held consensus positions for resolving the conflict’s final status issues as reflected in previous United States proposals is likely to put a peaceful end to the conflict further out of reach.”
For decades, the central organizations of the Reconstructionist movement have endorsed and supported a negotiated, two-state resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including the cessation of continued settlement expansion. H.Res.326 addresses these concerns and is strongly aligned with the movement’s long held public positions.