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Representative Dwight Evans

Representing the 2nd District of Pennsylvania

Congressman Evans visits Israel and Jordan

July 14, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Last week, I had the opportunity to go on an extremely informative, encouraging and enlightening trip to both Israel and Jordan. While in Israel I spoke with policy makers, elected officials, and residents to hear their stories and learn more about their experiences. For me it’s always all about people. Talking to people is the only way to learn about their needs and figure out solutions.

We visited the vibrant and culturally diverse city of Tel Aviv, toured historic sites like Jerusalem’s Old City, took a trip to the Iron Dome to see firsthand what’s at stake when it comes to safety and security in the region, had a meeting at the Knesset, and visited many more memorable sites.

You may know that I talk a lot about the strength of our neighborhoods and making our neighborhoods nationwide that much stronger. I was so impressed by the sense of pride everyone had in their neighborhoods in Israel. I loved seeing that as pride in our neighborhoods is a theme near and dear to me!

After our time in Israel some members of our delegation went on to Jordan. While we were in Jordan I visited the Zaatari Refugee Camp, the largest refugee camp in Jordan. There are more than 80,000 refugees from Syria at the Zaatari Camp. A lot of our conversations were focused on global poverty and laying out strategies to help those most in need. As you know, helping people overcome poverty both in our country and around our globe is an issue I am deeply committed to.

I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to be a part of this very beneficial and valuable trip.

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Media Contact: Becca Brukman, 202-225-4001, Becca.Brukman@mail.house.gov

 

 

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