Rep. Rick Allen Traveling to Israel

Will Meet With Top Israeli and Palestinian Officials, Receive Briefings on Pressing Foreign Policy and Economic Issues

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Augusta, GA, August 8, 2015 | comments

U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today announced he will soon depart on an educational trip to Israel with a bipartisan group of colleagues in the House of Representatives. The trip includes a rigorous schedule of valuable opportunities for members to meet with top Israeli and Palestinian leaders, learn more about the U.S.-Israel partnership, and be briefed on important security and economic issues impacting the country and region.

This working trip will allow Allen to gain firsthand knowledge and hear directly from top officials on critical foreign policy issues, including the Iran nuclear agreement Congress will be voting on in the coming weeks. The trip is also expected to explore issues related to security, technology, defense, and agriculture, and the role of the U.S.-Israel relationship in each of these areas.

“I look forward to this opportunity to visit Israel and gain an even deeper understanding of the partnership the United States shares with our great ally,” said Congressman Allen. “I am particularly eager to learn more about security threats in the region and hear from Israel’s leaders about the Iran nuclear deal and the danger it poses to international security. At such a critical time, this trip will provide greater insight into the vital role of the U.S.-Israel relationship and the challenges before us.”

Allen is a cosponsor of H. Res. 367, a resolution expressing the House’s disapproval of the Iran nuclear agreement. He has also expressed his concerns with the Iran deal on the House floor; his remarks can be viewed HERE.

The trip is sponsored by the American Israel Education Foundation (AIEF) and is privately funded at no expense to U.S. taxpayers. For security purposes, a specific itinerary and details of the trip currently remain classified.

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