Biden: It’s a priority to press Israel not to make 2-state solution impossible

Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, says it is critical to Israeli-Palestinian peace to press Israel not to take unilateral actions, a reference to Israeli leaders’ plans to annex part of the West Bank.

Biden, in a statement Tuesday to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, also says that as president he would resume US assistance to the Palestinians, reopen the US Consulate in Jerusalem that administered primarily to the Palestinians and would seek to reopen the Palestine Liberation Organization mission in Washington.

Biden says he will “resume the decades-long economic and security assistance efforts to the Palestinians that the Trump Administration stopped.”

Democratic presidential hopeful former US vice president Joe Biden during a town hall at The Novo in Los Angeles on October 10, 2019 (Robyn Beck / AFP)

— with JTA