Democrats push Biden to recognize a nonmilitarized Palestinian state

Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) and 18 other Senate Democrats wrote a letter to President Joe Biden asking him to establish the framework for the United States to recognize a nonmilitarized Palestinian state. 

The senators pointed to diplomatic relations in the Middle East and the influence America has had in the region in the past. Carper said the Israel-Hamas war has reached an “inflection point” and that the president’s leadership is needed for Israelis and Palestinians to live peacefully. 

“We request the Biden Administration promptly establish a bold, public framework outlining the steps necessary for the U.S. to recognize a nonmilitarized Palestinian state, which includes the West Bank and Gaza, to be governed by a revitalized and reformed Palestinian Authority,” according to the letter. 

“It is our firm belief that only with two states for two peoples — an independent
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