Congresswoman Escobar Visits Israel and Palestinian Territories
Washington, D.C., February 28, 2022
Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), member of the House Armed Services Committee, joined a congressional delegation to Israel and the West Bank to learn more about issues critical to the U.S.-Israel relationship and international security.
“As the world bears witness to increasing attacks against democracy, it was a privilege to travel to Israel to reaffirm America’s commitment to advancing security, stability, and democratic values,” said Congresswoman Escobar. “This trip allowed me the opportunity to learn and see first-hand the challenges and opportunities facing Israelis and Palestinians, meet with key leaders, and reinforce my support to the historic partnership between the United States and Israel and for a just and enduring two-state solution. I look forward to continue learning about the ongoing conflict that has caused devastation in the region and advancing our work to achieve peace and coexistence through historic normalization agreements like the Abraham Accords.”
Congresswoman Escobar and the delegation met with senior Israeli and Palestinian government officials, including Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh, Knesset Member Mansour Abbas, and U.S. Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides.
The group also met with Israeli civil society leaders, young Palestinian entrepreneurs, and advocates for a two-state solution.
During the trip, Congresswoman Escobar had the opportunity to visit Israel’s borders with Lebanon and Syria and tour an Iron Dome missile-defense system battery facility. The delegation also visited important historical and cultural sites as well as Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial to the Holocaust.
The trip is organized by the American Israel Education Foundation, an independent, nonprofit charitable organization.