Bacon Returns from Bipartisan Trip to Israel
Commits to Ironclad Partnership with Israel
Omaha, Neb. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-R) participated in a bipartisan trip to Israel last week where he met with out-going Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, in-coming Prime Minister Yair Lapid, and former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He also met with The Honorable Mansour Abbas, current leader of the United Arab List and Chairman of the Special Committee on Arab Society Affairs, and the first Arab Israeli leader who has become part of the governing coalition.
In addition, he traveled to the West Bank where he met the Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority, Mohammad Shtayyeh. After visiting with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems to learn more about the Iron Dome, Bacon and the delegation toured one of the Hezbollah terror tunnels along the Lebanon-Israeli border, that was designed to enable Hezbollah terrorists to penetrate under the border to attack Israeli citizens.
Upon his return, Bacon noted the following key takeaways:
“I’m committed to an ironclad partnership with Israel,” said Bacon. “Both countries gain by our strong relationship. The state of Israel provides a safe haven for Jewish people all over the world who face rising anti-Semitism and centuries of persecution and even times of genocide.”
The weeklong trip was organized by the AIPAC-affiliated American Israel Education Foundation. In addition to Bacon, the delegation included Reps. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), Fred Upton (R-Mich.), Jake Auchincloss (D-Mass.), Ron Kind (D-Wis.), Donald Norcross (D-N.J.) and Michael Turner (R-Ohio).
Photos from the trip can be found here.