LFI Statement on Jerusalem

An LFI spokesperson said:

“LFI’s position is unchanged. Unilateral international moves – such as those by President Trump today – do not advance the peace process.

It is important that formal recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is part of a reinvigorated and renewed peace process in pursuit of two states for two peoples, with West and East Jerusalem as capitals of an Israeli and Palestinian state respectively. This condition has been accepted by both sides in every set of final status negotiations since 2001. In addition, we deplore the repeated efforts of international institutions to deny the Jewish people’s historic connection to Jerusalem.

We urge President Trump to facilitate a return to direct and meaningful negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.”