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.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.