Rothfus to Meet with Israeli and Palestinian Leaders
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] will travel as part of a congressional delegation August 6 – August 14 to meet with Israeli and Palestinian leaders. Rothfus will also travel throughout Israel to get a firsthand view of the security situation and learn more about Israeli strategic priorities. The delegation will take part in meetings with high-ranking officials on security challenges in the Middle East and the importance of a strong U.S. – Israel relationship. Congressman Rothfus will be available after the visit to talk to members of the press.
“In light of the turmoil that plagues the Middle East today, the relationship between the United States and Israel must be stronger and more unbreakable than ever before,” said Congressman Rothfus. “We face an Iran that wishes death to both America and Israel and continues to have nuclear ambitions. ISIS continues to slaughter religious minorities and destroy their cultural heritage, while attempting to expand its territory. Russia stands united with the vicious Syrian regime that commits genocide against its own people. In the context of this chaos, Israel stands as the only democracy in the region, and a defender of stability and security.”