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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, US Congress Members Heading to Israel

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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks about stalled congressional talks with the Trump administration on the latest coronavirus relief during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., August 13, 2020. Photo: REUTERS/Sarah Silbiger

JNS.org – Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the United States House of Representatives, is heading to Israel this week, where she is scheduled to meet with Knesset members on Wednesday as head of a delegation of members of Congress, according to an official statement.

The speaker’s full schedule has not yet been released, but according to the statement she will attend an official welcome ceremony in the Knesset courtyard, sign the Knesset guest book, where she will make statements to the media, and meet with her counterpart, Knesset Speaker Mickey Levy.

Pelosi is expected to hold talks with Israeli officials about US efforts to reenter the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Iranian nuclear deal.

In 2015, she called the deal a “diplomatic masterpiece,” and has been openly critical of Israel’s hesitation to reenter the deal.

Others who will be on the trip include Reps. Adam Schiff, Andy Kim, Barbara Lee, Bill Keating, Eric Swalwell, Ro Khanna and Ted Deutch.

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