RELEASE: Gottheimer Joins Bipartisan Congressional Delegation to Israel with House Speaker McCarthy & Rep. Hoyer — Celebrates 75th Anniversary — Reinforces Special, Durable U.S.-Israel Relationship

May 02, 2023
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Above: Gottheimer honoring victims of the Holocaust at a wreath laying ceremony.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), Co-Chair of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, traveled to Israel on a Bipartisan Congressional Delegation led by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Steny Hoyer with more than a dozen members of Congress. It is his second trip in two weeks. Last week, Gottheimer joined Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries’ Congressional Delegation to Israel.

While in Israel — America’s most vital ally in the Middle East — the delegation held high-level bilateral meetings, toured Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, and honored the memory of the victims of the Holocaust in a wreath-laying ceremony.

Gottheimer met with Yad Vashem Chairman Dani Dayan and discussed the museum’s new exhibit, the Book of Names, which actualizes the number of Holocaust victims, and displays the names, dates of birth, hometowns, and places of death of 6 million murdered Jews. 

Gottheimer participated again in high-level meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President of Israel Isaac Herzog, and Speaker of the Knesset Amir Ohana.

Below: Gottheimer and the bipartisan Congressional Delegation in Israel.

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Below: Gottheimer with Israeli President Isaac Herzog.

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Below: Gottheimer at Yad Vashem’s new exhibit, The Book of Names.

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Below: Gottheimer with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Below: Gottheimer with fellow New Jersey Congressman Rob Menendez (NJ-8).

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Below: Gottheimer honoring victims of the Holocaust at a wreath laying ceremony.

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Below (left to right): Reps. Jared Moskowitz, Greg Landsman, Rob Menendez, Josh Gottheimer, Steny Hoyer, and Jimmy Panetta.

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Below: Gottheimer and the bipartisan Congressional Delegation in Israel meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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