Omar: Netanyahu Seeks to Block Two State Solution Bill in Congress

Washington, MINA – US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has accused Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu of trying to get the Congress to scrap a bipartisan — Republican and Democratic — resolution supporting a “two-state solution” to the Mideast conflict.

“Endorsing a two-state solution while simultaneously attempting to block a Palestinian state is what Netanyahu has been doing for decades,” Omar said in Twitter remarks.

“Now he is trying to block a simple bipartisan resolution. For progress sake, let’s hope Congress stands firm,” she added, Palinfo reported.

According to US news websites, Netanyahu has embarked recently on trying to water down the planned resolution, which was jointly introduced by senators Chris Van Hollen and Lindsey Graham.

In this regard, Netanyahu instructed his ambassador to the US to work on having the term “two-state solution” removed from the bill.(T/R04/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)