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Rice Joins Democratic Delegation to Israel

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Washington, February 19, 2022 | comments

WASHINGTON –U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) will join a Democratic delegation to Israel to meet with leadership and learn more about issues critical to our national interests and global security.

“I am thrilled to join my colleagues on this important trip.” said Representative Rice, “Israel is our closest and most critical ally in the Middle East, and there are invaluable insights to be gained by visiting the region and meeting with its leadership firsthand.”

The delegation will meet with senior Israeli and Palestinian government officials, including Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Foreign Affairs Minister Yair Lapid, and Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh. The group will also meet with Israeli civil society leaders, young Palestinian entrepreneurs, and advocates for a two-state solution. During the trip, Members will visit Israel’s borders with Lebanon and Syria and tour an Iron Dome missile-defense system battery. The delegation will also visit important historical and cultural sites as well as Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial to the Holocaust. 

The trip will take place from February 19 through February 26, and was organized by the American Israel Education Foundation, an independent, nonprofit charitable organization.

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