Joe Biden Will Enjoy One Advantage No President Ever Had on Israel-Palestine

A new fund approved by Congress will give his administration the ability to invest tens of millions of dollars in peacebuilding efforts on the ground

Ben Samuels
Ben Samuels
Washington D.C.
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WASHINGTON - Amid a wild week in Congress surrounding the COVID-19 relief package, a record quarter-billion dollar allocation for Israeli-Palestinian peacebuilding efforts passed into law on Monday.

The “Nita M. Lowey Middle East Partnership for Peace Act” provides $250 million over five years to expand “people-to-people” Israeli and Palestinian grassroots programs, some of which which could ultimately also shore up the Palestinian economy.