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Israeli lawmaker praises 'two-state solution act' in Congress

The bill calls for the creation of a Palestinian state alongside a home for the Jewish people in Israel, which earned praise from a retired military commander in Israel's Knesset.
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An Israeli politician on Thursday praised a bill in Congress that calls for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 

Democratic Rep. Andy Levin of Michigan introduced the Two-State Solution Act last week alongside four other Democrats. The bill aims to support conditions leading to a viable Palestinian state alongside an Israeli state that is a homeland for the Jewish people. To this end, it calls for funding of peacebuilding and diplomatic initiatives between Israelis and Palestinians. It also stipulates that US assistance to Israel cannot be used for the occupation or annexation of Palestinian territory. These goals are consistent with the views of the American Jewish community, according to a release from Levin’s office. The “pro-Israel, pro-peace” Jewish organization J Street supported the legislation. 

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