06.03.16

Senator David Perdue Sends Letter to Secretary Kerry Raising Concerns About International Meeting On Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry outlining concerns regarding the Paris Peace Conference that begins today:

“Many of those coming to Paris to discuss the conflict have consistently supported one-sided, anti-Israel efforts at the UN and its different agencies. Further, these nations do not enjoy the trust of the Israelis,” Senator Perdue wrote in the letter. “Convening this meeting and considering a follow-on international conference diminishes pressure on the Palestinians to engage in direct talks.”

Senator Perdue also urged Secretary Kerry to “push back against any efforts to impose any plan upon the parties or to endorse parameters for future negotiations.” 

It is paramount Secretary Kerry stands by our ally Israel throughout this meeting and works to advance Israel’s priorities. Additionally, to advance the cause of peace, Senator Perdue is calling on Secretary Kerry to ensure the gathering does not divert attention from the need for direct talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Read the full text of the letter here.