President Rivlin Meets Bipartisan US Congress Delegation

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riPresident Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday 16 Iyar, at the President’s Residence met with a bipartisan delegation of six members of the US Congress, who are visiting Israel with AIPAC.

The President welcomed the group and said, “It is a great honor to meet with you all, and your support is greatly appreciated in Israel. The relationship between our peoples and our governments are of the highest priority, in each and every field – though first and foremost in the field of security.”

The head of the delegation, US Rep. Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) said to the President, “The good relations between our countries remains strong, and will continue to remain strong, despite differences of opinion on some political matters. Israel is a thriving democracy in the Middle East and we are delighted to be here.”

The delegation’s itinerary for the visit included a tour of the border with the Gaza Strip and a tour of the border with Lebanon in order to see the challenges Israel faces, and a tour of an Iron Dome installation.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)