WASHINGTON – Congressman Tom Rice (R-SC) visited Israel this week to meet with senior government officials and attend the formal opening of the United States Embassy in Jerusalem.  

“It was an honor to attend the opening of the US Embassy where it rightfully belongs, in Jerusalem” said Congressman Rice. “After years of inaction by previous Administrations, President Trump delivered on a long overdue promise to support our strongest ally by moving the US Embassy to Israel’s capital. This historic action reaffirmed our enduring friendship with Israel and strengthened our commitment to bring peace and stability to the entire region.”

The delegation included Chairman Joe Wilson (SC), Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (FL), Rep. Dennis Ross (FL), Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL), Rep. George Holding (NC), Rep. Tom Rice (SC), Rep. Jody Hice (GA), Rep. Steve Knight (CA),Rep. Lee Zeldin (NY), and Rep. Scott Taylor (VA).

Meeting with US Ambassador Friedman

Meeting with United States Ambassador of Israel, David Friedman

Meeting with Prime Minsiter Netanyahu 

Congressman Rice in front of the Embassy of the United States in Jerusalem