Congressional Tours  

USIEA sponsors advanced educational tours to Israel with members of Congress. During the tours, Members visit the two primary security fronts of Judea and Samaria (West Bank). These are places they are not allowed to visit on US government sponsored tours, and their firsthand experience provides them with vital information:

  • They observe and gather information to assess congressional US foreign aid to Israel and the Palestinian Authority
  • They gain an understanding of modern Israel in the context of the region’s history
  • They see firsthand the developing Israeli Defense Missile Systems that are part of the US-Israel collaboration, benefitting both nations
  • They establish an important dialog with Israeli leaders that helps them:
    • Understand the priorities of the Israeli government
    • Discover strategies to enhance cooperation in defense, security, and public opinion