Letter signed by 73 House Democrats calls on Biden to reverse Trump’s pro-Israel policies

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i24 News: A letter signed by 73 Democrats in the US House of Representatives calls on US President Joe Biden to “reverse” the Trump administration’s pro-Israel policies, including his peace plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Blow thetrumpet in Zion,
And sound an alarm in My holy mountain!
Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble;
For the day of the Lord is coming,
For it is at hand:” Joel 2:1

The letter, sent to the White House on Wednesday, urges to Biden to refer to Israeli settlements as illegal under international law and to Gaza and the West Bank as “occupied” in official US documents and communications.

“We urge you to reverse the previous administration’s abandonment of longstanding, bipartisan United States policy,” the letter states.

Signatories to the letter include seven committee chairs and seven Jewish Democrats, including Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Illinois, who initiated it along with representatives Gerry Connolly of Virginia and Peter Welch of Vermont.

Liberal pro-Israel group J Street thanked the House Democrats for the letter in a statement. Read More