Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL) has departed on a policy-oriented, bipartisan visit to Israel led by the American Israel Educational Foundation. More than 80 members of the House, both Republicans and Democrats, are expected to undertake the same trip this summer. His visit includes meetings withBenjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, Shimon Peres, President of the State of Israel, and Leader of the Opposition Tzipi Livni. Congressman Brooks will also visit with members of senior Palestinian leadership, including President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad.
Congressman Brooks said, "This trip is an excellent opportunity to see firsthand the challenges the peace process faces, as well as some of the successes that Israelis and Palestinians have had. I appreciate the hospitality of Israeli and Palestinian leaders in hosting myself and other members of Congress during our time here. It is an invaluable learning experience."
The trip is funded by the American Israel Educational Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) charitable foundation. No U.S. tax dollars were spent on the trip.