“‘This is significant,’ said former US ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro. ‘There is no question that this trip has a certain symbolic importance. And the fact that Hoyer is leading it, is an indicator of where the Democratic leaders are – and that the vast majority of freshman are of a like mind, and are not in any way dissuaded from participating.’

“Shapiro, who served as ambassador from 2011 through 2017, said that this trip tells him that the ‘mainstream position [on Israel] within the Democratic Party, at least among office holders, is quite similar to what it has been – which is strong support for the US-Israel relationship, for Israel’s security, for a two-state solution and for active US efforts to achieve one…'”

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