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Westerman Visits Israel on Fact-finding Mission

August 19, 2015
Press Release


HOT SPRINGS – Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) issued the following statement following his return from a congressional delegation trip to Israel:

“The opportunity to visit Israel was an opportunity to see first hand the risks facing our strongest ally in the Middle East. The visit, which included a nearly 2-hour meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, further solidified my opposition to the Iran Nuclear Deal negotiated by President Obama and Secretary Kerry. I was able to see first-hand the risks this deal poses to Israel. I heard opposition from citizens who face the risk of terrorism everyday. The deal with Iran is bad for Israel, bad for stability in the Middle East, and ultimately bad for America.”

Westerman was one of 28 freshman to make the trip to Israel from August 8 through August 16. The trip was funded by the American Israel Education Foundation.