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Rep. Ilhan Omar calls for a two-state solution to Israel-Palestine conflict in new op-ed

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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., whose statements prompted allegations of anti-Semitism by lawmakers on both sides of the aisles, called for a "balance, inclusive approach" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a new op-ed published Sunday in The Washington Post.

"My goal in speaking out at all times has been to encourage both sides to move toward a peaceful two-state solution," the freshman congresswoman wrote. "We need to reinsert this call back into the public debate with urgency. Both parties must come to the table for a final peace deal; violence will not bring us any closer to that day."

Omar noted that she recognized the historical foundations of Israel, pointed out "the founding of Israel 70 years ago was built on the Jewish people's connection to their historical homeland, as well as the urgency of establishing a nation in the wake of the horror of the Holocaust and the centuries........

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