A joint committee of the US Senate and the Knesset, a ‘committee headed by Senator Jon Kyl, who is close to President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney’, has organised a tour for an unspecified number of US senators, hosted by Likud MK Yuval Steinitz.
"We formed the committee four years ago, when I was Chairman of the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. It is the only joint committee between the American Congress and another country," said Steinitz.
"We think that it is important that the members of the delegation feel the connection and understand
"The committee has had major achievements and we hope that this visit will lead to additional feats," he concluded. One of the committee's successes to date is receiving funding for a project to develop a rocket-interception system.
The two-day visit includes meetings with Opposition Chairman MK Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and Chief of the Mossad. Later on they will also meet Deputy President and Knesset Speaker Dalia Itzik and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
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* Roundtrip airfare to
* Departures available in May, June, July and August
* Touring, lodging, transportation, guides and most meals
* Fast-paced touring all over
* Applicants can pick from two dozen different Trip Organizers to find the trip that is right for them.
* There is no 'catch' or obligation other than a refundable deposit (returned after completion of the trip)
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I read somewhere that while they encourager participants to stick around in Isr
A study carried out last year by the Maurice and
In any case, some of the results were mildly encouraging. The purpose of the program is clearly to encourage young Jews to identify more actively as such and with
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