WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) will serve as the senior Member of a group of 22 House Democrats visiting Israel and the West Bank from August 4th to 10th to learn more about issues critical to the U.S.-Israel relationship and international security.
“I look forward to again traveling to Israel to reaffirm the United States’ unbreakable bond with our ally Israel and to continue learning more about the challenges in the region,” stated Whip Hoyer. “This trip gives Members of Congress an important opportunity to see the region first-hand and to meet with key Israeli and Palestinian leaders, which will give them a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the Middle East today, along with American interests in the region.”
Hoyer and the delegation will meet with Israeli and Palestinian government officials, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. They will also meet with U.S. Ambassador Dan Shapiro and military officials, and they will visit important historical and cultural sites, including the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial.The trip is organized by the American Israel Education Foundation, an independent, nonprofit charitable organization.
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