Washington, DC (January 23, 2015) - Today, the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC), the only national grassroots Republican Jewish organization, responded to anonymous comments from the White House regarding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned visit to the United States in March.
Anonymous sources in the White House told Haaretz that Netanyahu’s appearance before a joint session of Congress “spat in [the White House’s] face.” The anonymous sources went further saying, “there would be a price” for the visit, even insinuating that Secretary of State Kerry would be less protective of Israel on the international stage.
RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said:
“The anonymous threats from this administration are unacceptable. These comments are divisive and come at the expense of our relationship with Israel. It is deeply disappointing that the Obama administration is increasing friction with our ally Israel instead of working to diminish points of contention.”