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Rose to Travel to Israel to Meet with Top Israeli, Palestinian Officials

Congressman will meet with Israeli and Palestinian officials, engage with regional experts, and hear from speakers representing diverse views across the political spectrum

Staten Island, August 2, 2019

Congressman Max Rose, who Chairs the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism, will travel to Israel next week as part of a Congressional Delegation to gain firsthand understanding of regional challenges and America’s strategic relationship with Israel.


“I’m excited to return to Israel as the first Jewish Congressman from Staten Island,” said Rose, an Army combat veteran. “I want to thank Leader Hoyer for this opportunity to educate my fellow freshmen about the challenges facing the region as we continue working towards finding lasting peace through a two state solution. It’s important to reaffirm our solidarity with Israel and commitment to the Israel-U.S. relationship, particularly in the face of rising anti-Semitism worldwide and shared threats to our mutual security.”


Rose will learn more about the U.S.-Israel relationship, the peace process, Israel’s security situation, and important political and economic trends in the region. Additionally, Rose will meet with senior Israeli and Palestinian leaders and explore opportunities for bilateral economic and technological cooperation with the Israeli business community.


The delegation will meet with: Israeli, Palestinian and American officials; Knesset members from the major parties; military leaders and defense experts; journalists, opinion leaders, and entrepreneurs. The delegation will also spend time visiting, among other places: key strategic sites, including the Gaza border, the Golan Heights, and Israel’s border with Lebanon; cooperative U.S.-Israel defense and technology projects; Jewish, Christian, and Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem and the Sea of Galilee; and the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and Museum.


The Congressional Delegation departs on August 4th and is scheduled to return on August 12th. The trip is sponsored by the American Israel Educational Foundation in full compliance with all congressional ethics and disclosure rules.