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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson Hosts Forum on Congressional Trip to Israel, Jordan

June 7, 2016
Press Release

West Hartford, CT – This Sunday, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) hosted a community forum at the Mandell Jewish Community Center to discuss his recent trip to Israel and Jordan. Larson traveled as part of a Congressional delegation to meet with key leaders on Israel’s missile defense systems and discuss how the United States can best support our allies. Upon returning to Connecticut, Larson organized the forum to share his insights with constituents and answer their questions on foreign policy.

“Israel is our greatest ally in the Middle East, and there is no daylight between our two nations,” said Larson. “My trip allowed me to gain new insights into their defense systems and hear firsthand from Prime Minister Netanyahu and key members of the Knesset on Israel’s security needs. I have attended numerous classified and unclassified security briefings on Israel, but nothing compares to seeing the realities of their daily life with your own eyes. I am always grateful for the opportunity to gain new perspectives, and it means a lot to me to share that knowledge with my constituents.”

Larson regularly conducts town hall meetings and community forums on current events, foreign policy, and his work both in Washington and here in Connecticut.