Keith Ellison Statement on Support for Israel

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Via Press Release

Washington, DC – Keith Ellison released the following statement today on his support for the state of Israel and a two-state solution:

"I support Israel. And I have long supported a two-state solution and a democratic and secure state for the Jewish people, with a democratic and viable Palestinian state side-by-side in peace and dignity.

"As I told Senator Schumer before he endorsed me, as Chair of the Democratic National Committee, I will continue to support the DNC platform, which I voted for as a member of the Platform Drafting Committee. The platform affirms:

  • Support for a strong and secure Israel, including its right of self-defense

  • Opposition to the BDS Movement

  • Support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict”