RJC Statement on Trump Administration Decision to Close PLO Office in DC

The Republican Jewish Coalition announces its support for President Trump’s decision to close the office of the Palestine Liberation Organization in Washington, D.C. Republican Jewish Coalition Chairman Senator Norm Coleman said:

"The Trump Administration once again demonstrated its commitment to a negotiated peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. The President has made it clear that he is willing to exert maximum pressure on both sides in order to bring them to the table, because a deal negotiated by the two sides is the only chance for peace. The decision to close the PLO office in Washington was designed specifically to bring the Palestinians to the negotiation table. It was done with the singular intention to bring peace to the region. While the Israelis have demonstrated time and again that they are willing to negotiate a peace deal and stick with it, we need to find a way to get the Palestinians to make the same kind of commitment. Where others have tried to coddle the Palestinians, to no avail, President Trump is bringing new ideas and tactics to the process. We congratulate the President on this move and his commitment to peace between Israel and the Palestinians."