Pelosi, Congressional Delegation Hold Meetings with Senior Israeli Officials
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A Congressional Delegation led by Leader Pelosi met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Monday in Jerusalem to discuss U.S.-Israel relations ahead of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Jewish state this spring.
Jerusalem – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is leading a Congressional Delegation which held a series of high-level meetings Monday including with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“Leading up to the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Jewish state, our delegation was honored to bring the congratulations of the American people to the people of Israel,” said Leader Pelosi. “Our hosts expressed their gratitude for the U.S. commitments reflected in the September 2016 Memorandum of Understanding outlining increased funding for U.S. military assistance to Israel and in the Omnibus appropriations legislation passed just last week.”
Earlier, the delegation was pleased to meet with Opposition Leader Isaac Herzog in Tel Aviv. The meeting also included other opposition leaders in the Knesset including former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, Merav Michaeli, Ayelet Nahmias-Verbin, Ksenia Svetlova and Yossi Yonah. The delegation arrived in Israel Monday morning and participated in Embassy briefings led by Ambassador David Friedman.
“The U.S.-Israel relationship is deep, it is bipartisan and it is continually strengthened by candid, open dialogue,” Leader Pelosi said. “At each of these interactions, our delegation reiterated American support for a two-state solution and for enduring peace in the region.”
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