Costa Supports Negotiated Solution to Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Jul 23, 2019
Press Release

(Washington, D.C) – Today, the House voted to pass H.Res.246, a resolution to oppose the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement targeting Israel. Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) released the following statement:

“The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement is an overt attempt to isolate and weaken our ally, and should be directly and vigorously opposed,” said Costa. “Attacking the economic and cultural stability of Israel does nothing to improve the well-being of the Palestinian people and is counterproductive to achieving a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I am pleased the House voted today to support our ally and limit barriers to peace in the Middle East.” 

Rep. Costa is one of more than 340 cosponsors of the resolution, which has overwhelming bipartisan support. In addition to denouncing the Global BDS movement, the resolution affirms the United States’ strong support for a negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that would result in the two states co-existing in peace, security, and mutual recognition.

The House also passed H.R. 1857 – United States – Israel Cooperation Enhancement and Regional Security Act, of which Congressman Costa is a cosponsor, and H.R. 1850 – the Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention Act. Overall, this package of bills reinforces U.S. support of Israel and aims to continue to lay the groundwork for peace and economic prosperity in the region.