The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been one of the world’s most difficult and intractable disputes for more than sixty years. Moreover, the failure to resolve that crisis has helped fuel other conflicts in the region.
Lisa McCormick supports a two-state solution that recognizes Israel’s right to exist in peace and security, and the Palestinians’ right to a homeland in which they control their political and economic future.
The U.S. must play a leading role in creating a two-state solution, which will require significant compromises from both sides. The two-state solution envisions an independent State of Palestine alongside the State of Israel, west of the Jordan River, with secure, recognized borders and a fair resolution for refugees.
The Palestinians must unequivocally recognize Israel’s right to exist as a democratic and Jewish state. The Israelis must cease developing settlements on land that will obviously be part of a future workable Palestinian state. As neighbors and allies, Israel and Palestine will ultimately someday anchor Middle East peace.