WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) traveled with President Obama to Israel Tuesday night.
“It is an honor to be in Israel with President Obama for the first foreign trip of his second term as he visits Israel, the West Bank, and Jordan,” said Rep. Wasserman Schultz. “This trip is an important opportunity for President Obama to meet with the new Israeli government on a broad range of issues on which the United States and Israel cooperate.
"As an American Jew and Member of Congress, I am proud that our President has prioritized the region and the U.S.-Israel relationship, continuing to strengthen our diplomatic and security ties. With so much going on in the region, this trip is significant for many reasons, as the President will spend time with the people of Israel, discuss our shared concerns, and reaffirm the deep bond that exists between our two countries."
President Obama is only the fifth President to visit Israel since the nation’s founding 65 years ago. This is Obama’s third trip to Israel, his first as President.