Republican presidential candidates are not the only politicians interested in coming to Israel, as New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is slated to lead a democratic delegation to Israel next week, the first democratic delegation since the bruising battle over the Iran deal last summer.
Gillibrand backed US President Barack Obama and voted for the deal.
One official in Jerusalem said that with elections in the US now only 11 months away, it is understandable why Democratic politicians will once again be visiting Israel. One-third of the Senate, and the entire House of Representatives will be up for election, in addition to the president. Gillibrand’s delegation is expected to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.