DeSantis to visit Israel next month, discuss US-Israel relations

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a Republican, will visit Israel next month to discuss US-Israel relations, the Jerusalem Post and the Jerusalem Tolerance Museum announced Tuesday.

DeSantis will deliver the keynote speech in front of approximately 400 attendees at the “Faces of Israel” event on April 27, along with other members of the Florida and Asian delegations. intend to do something. jerusalem post report. Other speakers at the event include US Ambassador to Israel Thomas Niides and former US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman.

DeSantis has visited Israel with a trade delegation in 2019. America’s Pro-Israel Governor It promotes the strong relationship between Florida and the country.

“Several months into my first term as governor of Florida, I traveled to Israel for an official visit with the largest ever trade delegation from the Sunshine State to the Jewish State,” said DeSantis. said in a statement, The Jerusalem Post reported. .

“Since then, we have made great contributions to Florida and Israel through increased investment in our state by Israeli companies, through our fight against the scourge of BDS, and through being home to the fastest-growing Jewish population in the United States. “At a time when relations between Jerusalem and Washington are unnecessarily strained, Florida is serving as a bridge between the American and Israeli peoples.” increase.”

Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) is a Palestinian-led movement that began in 2005 when Palestinian civil society organizations called for boycotts, divestments and sanctions as a form of non-violent protest against Israeli authority over Palestine. Exercise.

His visit comes at a time of heightened tensions in Israel amid proposed judicial reforms. This allows the government to overturn decisions of the Supreme Court and empower the administration to appoint judges. The proposal, which is backed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, sparked protests across the country as US officials expressed concern about the ongoing situation in Israel.

Netanyahu’s dismissal of the Israeli defense minister over the weekend also led to further outcry from protesters on the streets.

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