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Vice-President Pence Postpones His Israel Trip

Abra Forman : Dec 14, 2017 : Breakingisraelnews.com

It's due to the upcoming Congressional vote on tax reform.

(Washington, DC)— [Breakingisraelnews.com] Vice President Mike Pence's first official trip, set to begin on Sunday, has been postponed several days due to Congressional voting on tax reform, the Knesset has confirmed to Israeli media. (Photo: Vice President Mike Pence/Gino Santa Maria / Shutterstock.com/via BIN)

Pence had been scheduled to visit the Western Wall on Sunday, where he was set to light the menorah in celebration of the sixth night of Hanukkah, but the delay would mean he will arrive after the holiday ends.

The vice president was planning to speak at the Knesset—the first top American official to do so since 2008, when George W. Bush addressed the Israeli parliament during a visit—on Monday. Now, Knesset spokesman Yuli Edelstein says Pence will likely speak on Wednesday or Thursday instead.

Arab lawmakers have said they will boycott Pence's speech at the Knesset in protest of President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem last week...

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