‘They are coming from all ends of the earth to discuss the development of the world’s parliaments,’ said Knesset Speaker Edelstein.
Vice President Mike Pence’s address at a special session of the Israeli Knesset on Monday emphasized the unbreakable alliance between the US and Israel. But even more significant in his speech was his description of a common bond in the Bible between the respectively dominant religions of the US and Israel.
The Trump administration’s approach to the Palestinians represents what Mideast experts and Israel advocates are describing as a paradigm shift in Washington, D.C.—acknowledging that Palestinian rejectionism lies at the root of the Arab-Israeli conflict, rather than reflexively blaming the Jewish state for the impasse in negotiations.
United States Vice President Michael Pence, his wife Karen, and a delegation of more than 150 US officials will visit the Knesset on Monday, January 22, as guests of Speaker Yuli Edelstein. The VP, who also serves as President of the US Senate, will address a special session of the Israeli parliament.