Pelosi, seven House Democrats and Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) were in Israel to discuss the two nations’ relations and regional security issues, according to the statement. The delegation also observed the nation’s memorial day for fallen soldiers and the 63rd anniversary of the founding of Israel in 1948.
Netanyahu is scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama at the White House on May 20. He is also expected to speak before a joint meeting of Congress during his visit to Washington, D.C.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.