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RJC Statement on Secretary Kerry's Address

Washington D.C. (December 28, 2016) –– The Republican Jewish Coalition released the following statement from Executive Director Matt Brooks:

"By claiming this speech is a framework for peace in the Middle East, President Obama and John Kerry are playing the Jewish community for fools. Their recent actions at the United Nations did nothing more than allow President Obama to take a parting shot at Israel and Prime Minister Netanyahu, while at the same time creating new roadblocks to peace. True peace in the region cannot be achieved by isolating Israel in the international community, but rather can only be achieved through direct negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians.
 
"We are deeply saddened and troubled by the actions of President Obama, Secretary Kerry and the U.N. and are confident that President Trump and the Republican Congress will work quickly to reverse these statements and actions, and reestablish the strong bonds between the U.S. and Israel."