WASHINGTON, DC- Congressman Bobby Bright arrived in Israel Sunday morning as a part of a fact-finding trip with other members of Congress. The goal of the trip is to learn more about the U.S.-Israel relationship, the Middle East peace talks, Israel's security situation, and the status of important economic and political trends in Israel.
As a Christian, Bright is also looking forward to witnessing first-hand the holy sites and history in Jerusalem and the region. Scheduled months in advance, Bright will be in the Holy Land through Saturday, August 15th.
“The United States has no better ally than Israel; our relationship with the country is essential to our success in foreign policy in the region and world,” Bright said.
Bright will participate in several high-level meetings with a wide variety of leaders -Israeli, Palestinian, secular, religious, government, opposition, as well as experts in the peace process, U.S.-Israeli defense cooperation, and Israel's economy. The group will also learn how Israel has combated terrorism and secured its borders.
The American Israel Education Foundation (AIEF) is sponsoring the trip. AIEF sponsors, among other things, educational programs such as trips to Israel for community leaders and elected officials, seminars on Middle East issues at universities across the country, and other projects that help to educate the general public about U.S.-Israel relations.