Committee Reports

Recommendations to the Trump Administration Regarding the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict


The Middle Eastern and North African Affairs Committee (Robert E. Michael, Chair) urged the Trump Administration to focus on achievable goals that can create an environment of trust from which to build toward more plenary solutions when approaching the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  The Committee supported two recommendations from the Economic Cooperation Foundation that would appear to be small adjustments to the Oslo Accords that can significantly ease the lives of many Palestinians living in Israeli territory and foster the rule of law even in a geographic area where there is political discord. The Committee also supported a proposal to create a special civilian administration to address the economic and security challenges in East Jerusalem.