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Rep. Zeldin Traveling to Israel Tomorrow with House Majority Leader McCarthy and Colleagues

August 7, 2015
Press Release

Patchogue, NY – Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, C – NY-1), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee and Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade Subcommittee, will depart tomorrow for a one week visit to Israel with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy as the senior member traveling with a delegation of over 35 members of Congress. Congressman Zeldin co-chairs the House Republican Israel Caucus.

The trip, hosted by the American Israel Education Foundation (AIEF), was arranged to pursue solutions for foreign policy, national security and economic issues affecting both the United States and Israel. 
The delegation will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin during the trip.

“Joining with my colleagues in Congress on a trip to Israel will help strengthen the alliance between our two nations,” said Congressman Zeldin. “I look forward to meeting with the Israeli Prime Minister and President to continue a relationship between our two nations that understands that a threat to Israel is viewed as a threat to America.”

Congressman Zeldin has been an outspoken advocate for strengthening the alliance between the United States and Israel. 
“Israel has always been a strategic partner of the United States in the Middle East, a region that is filled with instability and turmoil,” Congressman Zeldin continued. “With the President’s recent announcement of a deal with Iran, this trip to Israel comes at a very critical time.”

Since taking office in January, Congressman Zeldin has advocated against America agreeing to a bad nuclear deal with Iran; a deal that will pave the path to worsening instability in the Middle East and trigger a nuclear arms race in the region, putting the United States, Israel and all nations across the globe in danger.