Antony Blinken, the US Secretary of State, stated on Sunday that Jerusalem should be a city for both the Palestinians and Israelis. Any change in this status would threaten Israel's security and identity.
In an address to the J Street conference in Washington, Blinken stated that the US recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital. It is also important that the city be made a city for all its residents. Removing Israel from the two-state solution would be detrimental to its long-term identity and security.
The Biden administration committed to the vision of a two-state solution, stating that it would not allow acts that would diminish the chances of achieving this goal. It also took immediate measures to improve the lives of both the Palestinians and Israelis.
The US-Israel relationship has been supported by the country's ironclad commitment to Israel's security. This is evidenced by the various initiatives that the US has undertaken to strengthen the relationship.
Blinken stated that the only solution to the conflict between the Palestinians and Israel is peace. He also noted that normalization with Arab states would not be enough to achieve this.
Blinken also stated that the US would continue to fight against the various forms of discrimination against Israel. These include the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement.
The US is deeply concerned about the increasing number of violent incidents in the West Bank, which are carried out by both the Palestinians and Israeli settlers. These acts must stop. The perpetrators of these crimes must also be held accountable.
In response to the increasing number of violent incidents in the West Bank, the US is firmly opposed to all forms of discrimination against Israel. These include the illegal settlement expansion, the demolition of homes in the West Bank, and the disruption of the historic status quo at Jerusalem's holy sites.
During his trip to the Holy Land earlier this summer, the US President stated that the two-state solution was the best way to achieve peace between the Palestinians and Israel. He noted that Israel and Palestine should be able to live side by side in security and peace.
The US tried to reach an agreement with Iran regarding the future of the nuclear deal, but the country kept failing to meet its commitments. According to Blinken, Iran has repeatedly shown that it is unwilling to take the necessary steps to improve its nuclear program.
Despite the US' insistence that diplomacy is the best method of preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear bomb, the country's leaders should make it clear that there are other options available to prevent it from obtaining a weapon.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Breitbart.