In an unsurprising turn of events, 49 Senate Democrats have thrown their support behind a resolution demanding that Israel agree to the creation of a new country, inevitably putting Jewish lives in danger. Notably, Democratic Sens. John Fetterman of Pennsylvania and Joe Manchin of West Virginia were the only sensible ones who refused to back this reckless statement. The proposal, introduced by Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii, aimed to be attached to a bill covering aid to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan.
Every Democratic Senator Except for 2 Comes Out in Support of Palestinian Statehood https://t.co/mMulu9uvZh
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It’s no shock that Sen. Manchin refused to blindly support this proposal, stating, “Once a Palestinian government with its peoples’ best interests at heart agrees that Israel should be a state, I will be the first one to sign on to a bipartisan amendment supporting that Israel recognize a Palestinian state.” It’s refreshing to see a Democrat with a touch of logic and reason.
On the other hand, Fetterman’s representative confirmed that he does indeed support a two-state solution in Israel and Palestine, but insists that the resolution include language requiring the destruction of Hamas as a precondition to peace. He’s not asking for the moon here, just a little common sense.
Democratic Sen. Schatz has taken it upon himself to push this irresponsible amendment, triggered by comments from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opposing a separate nation for Palestinians. While Netanyahu’s stance is quite rational, Schatz argued that the amendment is a message to Israel and the Palestinians, and the world, that there is hope for a peaceful future.
However, if Netanyahu’s position becomes a deal-breaker, Schatz is feigning some sort of restraint, stating he would not insist on attaching the amendment to a military aid bill. It’s all just a facade, though, with Schatz ultimately only being concerned about maintaining the status quo.
Netanyahu, rightfully so, reiterated his unwavering opposition to the two-state solution, affirming that as long as he is prime minister, he will strongly insist on maintaining Israeli security control in the area west of the Jordan River. His stance isn’t just grounded in Israel’s security, but also in preserving the continued existence of the Jewish state. And yet, the Democrats continue to press on with their push for a two-state solution, fearlessly disregarding the very real dangers it could pose to Israel.
It’s a relief to see that there are still voices of reason in the political arena, even in the midst of the left’s laser focus on promoting destructive policies. Let’s hope more politicians, regardless of party affiliation, will come to their senses before it’s too late.