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.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, speaks with reporters in the Capitol after a speech on the Senate floor that accused the CIA of searching computers set up for Congressional staff for their research of interrogation programs.