St. Augustine, FL – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, issued the following statement in response to comments from the White House rebuking Israel for building in Jerusalem:

"We are witnessing a terrifying rise of Islamic jihadist groups, the advance of the Russian bear, an Ebola breakout, and the prolonged imprisonment of a U.S. Marine in Mexico, yet the Obama administration rebukes Israel for building in its own capital city of Jerusalem.  The U.S. government should stop meddling in internal Israeli affairs.  Israel is more committed to peace than anyone in the region.  U.S. policy should not view Israel as the problem but should instead recognize that Jerusalem is the undivided capital of the Jewish state."