IPF opposes the unanimous adoption by the Republican Party Platform Committee of language on Israel that makes no mention of the two-state solution, thereby contravening the policies of the United States and Israeli governments and overriding the Republican Party’s own previous position. Both the Republican and the Democratic parties have, until now, supported the official policy of the Israeli government that a two-state solution is the only viable path toward maintaining Israel’s status as a Jewish and democratic state. The removal of language endorsing this policy communicates that the Republican Party no longer supports the adoption of a permanent status agreement establishing an independent and demilitarized Palestinian state alongside Israel. While we applaud the plank’s language strongly supporting Israel and affirming the strength of the U.S.-Israel relationship, we call on the Republican Party to explicitly affirm its support for a two-state solution and the bipartisan consensus on Israel’s future as a secure state in a dangerous region.