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Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and Congressman John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) today released the following joint statement on Israel’s planned demolition of the West Bank village of Khan al-Ahmar:

“As members of Congress who have long championed a two-state solution that guarantees Israel’s security and recognizes the Palestinians’ inherent right of self-determination, we call on Prime Minister Netanyahu not to demolish the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar.

“The destruction of this village opens the path to isolate East Jerusalem from the West Bank, making it nearly impossible to achieve a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem. If this village is destroyed, the feasibility of a contiguous Palestinian state is at risk.

“There is no court order requiring the prime minister to destroy this village of 180 people. The only reason to demolish Khan al-Ahmar is to acquiesce to the political demands of those who never wish to see a two-state solution become reality. We urge Prime Minister Netanyahu to reverse course and preserve the possibility of peace.”


Senate letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu, November 29, 2017.

House letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu, May 21, 2018.