Ros-Lehtinen traveling to Israel


WASHINGTON (JTA) — The highest-ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee will travel to Israel next week.

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) is scheduled to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Shimon Peres and other senior government officials.

She will also travel to Sderot, a frequent target of rocket attacks by Hamas forces in Gaza, meet with survivors of terrorism attacks in Israel, meet with an organization providing legal services for victims of terror and attend a presentation illustrating "violent anti-Israel propaganda in Palestinian media," according to a statement from her congressional office.

"The United States and Israel must continue to work together to forge even closer ties as we face the mutual threats posed by violent extremists and the regimes which support them,” Ros-Lehtinen said.

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