Congressional Support

Kaine Statement On Diplomatic Deal Between Israel And United Arab Emirates

August 13, 2020

“I applaud the normalization of relations between Israel and the UAE, two valued U.S. allies. I appreciate the work of the Trump Administration on this accord. And I am so relieved that, as part of this announcement, Israel has set aside its proposed annexation of Palestinian territory in the West Bank. Such a move would have made peace in the region less likely and that’s why so many colleagues and I publicly urged Israel to take no such step. Today’s announcement helps demonstrate why negotiation, rather than unilateral action, is the path to greater peace and stability.”

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