Congressman Donald Norcross

Representing the 1st District of New Jersey
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The New Crisis in the Middle East

Oct 16, 2015
News Release
Congressman Norcross: “I condemn the violence.”

Cherry Hill, NJ - Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today issued the following statement about deadly violence against Israeli’s:

“The fragile peace in the Middle East has once again been shattered by a new wave of violence. I condemn the attacks against innocent Israeli citizens and holy sites.

Just two short months ago, I had the opportunity to travel to Israel as Congress deliberated another threat to the Middle East and the entire world. The threat of a nuclear armed Iran.

I got to visit many holy sites and speak directly with Israeli citizens about their concerns. I saw first-hand the bomb shelters in communities where people constantly live in fear—but are determined to stay and rightly stand for their homeland.

As worries again shift to this long-standing conflict with Palestinians, I stand with Israel and its right to protect its people from this senseless violence. And I affirm my commitment to maintain the security of its borders and its people.

I hope that someday soon there will be peace between Israel and the Palestinians. But realize there can be no path towards peace through terror.”

Congressman Donald Norcross serves on the House Armed Services Committee, House Budget Committee, and serves as an Assistant Whip in the 114th Congress.