Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

Roskam Sends Letter Urging Secretary Kerry to Reject Ambassador Shapiro’s Misguided Comments on Israel

Jan 20, 2016
Press Release

Wheaton, IL — Earlier this week, U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro ignited a diplomatic firestorm by questioning Israel’s “long-term intentions” and casting doubt upon the seriousness of its desire to make peace with the Palestinians.

The remarks were delivered on the same day as the burial of Dafna Meir, an Israeli mother of six, who just days ago was stabbed to death in her own home by a Palestinian terrorist. Dafna’s murder was just the latest barbaric act in a recent wave of over 100 terrorist attacks that have left dozens of Israelis dead and hundreds more injured.

Congressman Peter Roskam sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry today calling on him to reject these misguided comments and reaffirm our unbreakable support for Israel, our strongest ally in the Middle East.

Read the full letter here.