GOP Drops Two-State Solution from Platform; Says Israel Not an Occupier

Rejecting policy both American parties have embraced for decades, the Republican Party moved Monday to approve a platform that does not include a call for a two-state solution to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.

The new language, approved by a large majority of votes in the platform subcommittee, omits any reference to a solution which would establish an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel, according to the text of the document, which the Forward obtained from a source who was not permitted to share it. Instead, the plank defers to Israel to determine whether it is interested in negotiating a deal with the Palestinians based on territorial withdrawal from the West Bank.

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