April 2, 2019
Washington, DC – Last week, Representative John Curtis (R-UT), member of the House Foreign Affairs Asia, the Pacific
The congressman discussed the recent attacks in Israel and efforts from the US to strengthen and secure Israel with
“[The newspaper] hangs in my office as a reminder of the many lessons that came out of [the peace treaty]. Among other things: we can do what seems nearly impossible,” said Curtis. “We can bring these groups together that seem so far apart. We can be bipartisan in the way that we approach this. I worry that our relationship with Israel is becoming a partisan issue and I hope that it’s not; our success depends on being bipartisan.”
40 years ago this week, Rep. Curtis was living in Jerusalem studying with the BYU Jerusalem Center when the Israel-Egypt peace treaty was signed in Washington. He grabbed a copy of the Jerusalem Post’s coverage of the historic pact (click here for more) and has held onto the newspaper for over four decades as a reminder that seemingly impossible peace is obtainable.
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