RELEASE: Gottheimer to Travel to Israel, Discuss Joint Security Efforts With America’s Vital Ally

Aug 02, 2017

Gottheimer Will Meet on With Regional Leaders on Fighting Terrorist Threats Including ISIS, Hamas, and Hezbollah

Today, Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) announced that he will be traveling to Israel with a Congressional delegation to gain a firsthand understanding of the region’s challenges and how to strengthen ties between the United States and its vital ally.

On the trip, which comes with no costs to taxpayers, Gottheimer will meet with the senior Israeli and Palestinian leaders and military officials to discuss economic, diplomatic, and security concerns and see up close their missile defense systems as the allies work together to combat Iran, ISIS  and terrorism in the region.

“Israel is our most important ally and a beacon of democracy in a troubled region, and I look forward to learning more about how we can strengthen our bilateral relationship and work together to fight terrorism,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer. “I also look forward to meeting with political leaders across the region and discussing the need for a lasting peace. I will continue to advocate relentlessly on a bipartisan basis for supporting Israel to strengthen our own national security interests as well as those of our vital ally and friend.”

Gottheimer has been a champion of Israel in the House of Representatives, passing the bipartisan U.S.-Israel Joint Missile Defense Act to further develop the Arrow 3 missile defense system, as well as introducing a bill to help states, local governments, and asset managers fight back against the politically-motivated boycott of Israel. Gottheimer also sits on the Financial Service’s Committee’s Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Financing and introduced a bill to strengthen sanctions on foreign entities that assist Hamas.

The trip is sponsored by the American Israel Education Foundation (AIEF), the charitable organization affiliated with AIPAC, and privately funded by American citizens.

Recent Posts

Nov 30, 2023

RELEASE: Gottheimer Statement on New York’s Congestion Tax

NORTH JERSEY — Today, November 29, 2023, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) released the following statement: “As advertised, New York is officially sticking it to Jersey families with their commuter-crushing Congestion Tax. On top of the existing tolls, it’ll be 15 bucks every day to go into the city with no discounts at the GW Bridge […]

Nov 29, 2023

RELEASE: After Gottheimer Questioning, Consumer Finance Protection Bureau Director Chopra Agrees to “Look Into” NY’s Congestion Tax

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, November 29, 2023, during a U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee hearing, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer questioned Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Rohit Chopra, a New Jersey native, about New York’s $23-a-day Congestion Tax “making money off of gouging middle class Americans with exorbitant tolls.” Director Rohit Chopra agreed to “look into” the […]

Nov 29, 2023

RELEASE: Gottheimer Helps Pass Bipartisan Legislation Condemning Hamas, Calling for the Release of All Hostages, and Reaffirming Israel’s Right to Exist

WASHINGTON D.C. — Tonight, November 28, 2023, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) helped pass two pieces of bipartisan legislation to condemn the Hamas terrorist attack on Israel, reaffirm Israel’s right to exist, and call for Hamas to immediately surrender and safely release all hostages. On October 7, Hamas terrorists brutally murdered, raped, burned alive, decapitated, and […]