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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries and Representative Steny Hoyer are leading a group of 24 House Democrats to Israel this week, the second trip Rep. Jeffries is taking to Israel in the 118th Congress.

While in Israel and the West Bank, the Members will hold high-level meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, meet with various activists and stakeholders and spend meaningful time in areas important to the security of the region. The delegation will explore a variety of pressing issues, including the effort to prevent Iran from becoming nuclear capable, prospects for a two-state solution, the ongoing judicial reform debate, combatting terror and the development of the Abraham Accords.

“With this trip, House Democrats reaffirm our commitment to the special relationship between the United States and Israel, one anchored in our shared democratic values and mutual geopolitical interests,” said Leader Jeffries. “We will learn ways Congress can continue strengthening this alliance and enable peace and stability between Israel and its neighbors. As we listen and learn, we reiterate our ironclad commitment to the safety and security of Israel and to the existence of Israel as a prosperous and Jewish democratic state.”

“I am pleased to participate in a Congressional delegation to Israel with Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries and other House Democrats. On my twentieth trip to Israel, I look forward to continuing my work to strengthen our U.S.-Israel relationship and to protect the shared principles of democracy, freedom, and justice that bind our nations together,” said Rep. Hoyer. “Congress has a responsibility to foster further cooperation between America and Israel so that we can overcome grave challenges to international peace and stability.  I’ve been proud to play a leading role in the effort to support Jews in Israel and around the world and to ensure Israel stands as a beacon of democracy for all. That work will continue on this delegation and upon my return.”

The trip is organized by the American Israel Education Foundation, a nonprofit, charitable organization.