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The Israel Allies caucus Foundation has coordinated a fact-finding mission for the US congressmen, which will begin tomorrow, in cooperation with the Yes to a Strong Israel and Proclaiming Justice to the Nations campaigns.
This is the first official Congressional delegation organized by the Israel Allies Foundation, with several more expected by the end of the year.
The Congressional caucus is part of a network of 25 international pro-Israel parliamentary groups under the coordinating efforts of the IAF, which works to promote communication and information sharing between parliamentarians and legislators worldwide – who share a belief that the State of Israel has the right to exist in peace within secure borders.
IAF members Bill Johnson and David McKinley will meet with security experts in order to better understand the security concerns of the State of Israel and get a firsthand look at the Iron Dome defense system.
The congressmen will meet Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and various top leaders, including Tourism Minister Uzi Landau and Economy and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett.
Both congressmen sit on the Committee on Energy and Commerce in the United States House of Representatives and plan to visit the Ashkelon power plant as well as meet with leaders in research and development at Ariel University.
Accompanying the delegation is the newly appointed Washington Director of the IAF EJ Kimball.
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“This is a great opportunity for the Congressional and Knesset caucus members to interact and discuss important policy issues relating to Israel and the United States,” Kimball said. “We look forward to increasing cooperation between the US congress and Israeli Knesset in the weeks, months and years ahead.”
The only bi-partisan Israel Caucus on the Hill, the Congressional Israel Allies Caucus spearheads pro-Israel initiatives and legislative efforts to ensure a secure future for the State of Israel.
The Caucus is chaired by Rep. Doug Lamborn (R), Rep. Trent Franks (R), Rep. Eliot Engel (D) and Rep. Brad Sherman (D).
“The Congressional Israel Allies Caucus is the most positive voice for Israel on Capitol Hill,” said Knesset Christian Allies Caucus Director Josh Reinstein. “We are excited that so many of its members are coming to Israel to show their support and learn for themselves the truth about Israel.”
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