Sen. Kelly Visits Israel as Part of Bipartisan Senate Delegation

The senators met with Israeli officials and families of hostages, victims

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On Sunday, Arizona Senator Mark Kelly joined Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) on a trip to Israel following the Hamas terror attacks to meet with Israeli leaders and the families of those killed or taken hostage by Hamas.   

“I’ve been following closely what’s been going on here and speaking with many members of the Arizona Jewish community. And I bring a message of support from them and from so many Americans who have been deeply affected by these attacks and are thinking about the Israeli people every single day,” Sen. Kelly said during the Sunday press conference in Tel Aviv. 

Kelly continued, “I will speak to members of Congress one by one if that’s what it takes to get Israel the munitions that you need to defend yourselves. And it’s not just about these munitions. The Hamas terrorist organization is a threat to Israel and all who want peace. And we are going to continue to stand by Israel in its self-defense.” 

Kelly and the bipartisan delegation met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and defense leaders, President Isaac Herzog, and opposition party leader Yair Lapid to hear more details about the attacks, discuss the current situation on the ground, and understand the aid they need as they defend themselves. 

Sen. Kelly and the bipartisan delegation meet with Israeli President Isaac Herzog

Later, they met with Americans who have had family members killed or taken hostage by Hamas.  

Sen. Kelly speaks with the families of hostages taken by Hamas during attacks on Israel

At the end of the visit, the delegation addressed reporters in a press conference. 

Sen. Kelly speaks at a press conference with Senators Schumer, Rosen, Cassidy, and Romney in Tel Aviv, Israel