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Concerning Announced Ceasefire between Israel and Hamas

The Jewish Labor Committee is encouraged by the announcement that there will be a ceasefire beginning at 2 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, November 21. The JLC supports a negotiated two-state solution that brings a durable peace to the region and we hope that this cease fire is a step towards an agreement that is fair and just for both Israel and the Palestinians. We appreciate the important work of the United States and Egypt in helping to bring about this first step.