- Title: Pelosi pledges bipartisan support of Israel in meeting with Israeli President
- Date: 28th June 2021
- Summary: WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES (JUNE 28, 2021) (UNRESTRICTED POOL) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** U.S. SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NANCY PELOSI GREETING ISRAELI PRESIDENT REUVEN RIVLIN AND SHAKING HANDS WHITE FLASH PELOSI AND RIVLIN WALKING TOWARD PODIUM WHITE FLASH (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, NANCY PELOSI, SAYING: "But all along, we had had a great friendship. The support for Israel in this Congress has always been strongly bipartisan - as you wish - and it will continue to be so because of our shared values and because of our mutual security concerns. So again, our bipartisan groups looks forward to meeting with you, having conversations with you. We're honored to receive you in the Capitol and thank you for your friendship and for your visit, Mr. President." WHITE FLASH (SOUNDBITE) (English) ISRAELI PRESIDENT, REUVEN RIVLIN, SAYING: "We are partners. We are partners, dear Speaker, we are friends, our nations bound together. Friends, friends, may have disagreements from time to time. This will never, never endanger our close relationship." WHITE FLASH PELOSI AND RIVLIN LEAVING, POSING FOR PHOTO
- Embargoed: 12th July 2021 23:49
- Keywords: Israel Israeli President Reuven Rivlin Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi bipartisan support
- Location: WASHINGTON DC, UNITED STATES
- City: WASHINGTON DC, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics,United States
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- Story Text:U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi met on Monday (June 28) with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, pledging bipartisan support of Israel.
Rivlin also promised enduring support and echoed his earlier statement that the U.S. and Israel can disagree on some issues but added that "this will never, never endanger our close relationship."
Rivlin met with Pelosi after meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House. Rivlin is the first high ranking Israeli official to meet with Biden at the White House.
On Tuesday, Rivlin will be heading to NY to meet with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres .
Rivlin will be officially succeeded by President Isaac Herzog on July 9.
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