Jewish Michigan lawmaker leads push for Two State Solution
Michigan Congressman Andy Levin proposed a bill that would advocate for the Two-State Solution to the Israel Palestine conflict. Ironically, many of the leading pro-Palestinian members of Congress were not among the 27 others who co-sponsored Levin’s legislation.
By Ray Hanania
A coalition of mostly Jewish members of the US Congress has introduced legislation, known as HR 5344, which calls for the implementation of a two-state solution and proposes the creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel.
The bill, whose primary sponsor is Michigan Rep. Andy Levin, has a steep uphill climb to reality, not just because many pro-Israel lawmakers and radical members of the Republican Party oppose it, but also because many pro-Palestinian activists do not support the concept of two states.
The majority of the foes of the two-state solution embrace a one-state solution as an alternative. But how this is defined varies depending on which side of the political spectrum is doing the defining.
This column originally appeared in Arab News Newspaper Oct. 6, 2021