Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (IL-06), GOP Israel Caucus Co-Chair, issued the following statement after meeting today with the Mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barkat. Roskam hosted Mayor Barkat in his office along with a small group of House Republican freshmen.
"It was an honor to meet again with my friend Mayor Barkat. Israel is a strong and dependable American ally with shared values, strategic interests, and worldviews. For a region in short supply of stable democratic countries, Israel stands out as a democratic beacon of hope and reason. The Mayor knows that House Republicans stand united with Israel as they continue to work towards genuine peace while fighting radical Islamic terror and guarding against a belligerent Iranian regime."