Rashida Tlaib sets dates for congressional visit to West Bank
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Rashida Tlaib sets dates for congressional visit to West Bank

Palestinian American Congresswoman says trip will counterbalance Israel tour organized by AIPAC-affiliated American Israel Education Foundation

Rashida Tlaib, US Democratic Rep. for Michigan's 13th congressional district, listens during a rally in Dearborn, Michigan, October 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Rashida Tlaib, US Democratic Rep. for Michigan's 13th congressional district, listens during a rally in Dearborn, Michigan, October 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

WASHINGTON — Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., set the dates for her congressional visit to the West Bank.

Tlaib, a Palestinian American, proposed the trip last year after she was elected to Congress for the first time as a counterbalance to Israel trips organized by the American Israel Education Foundation, an affiliate of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

On Wednesday, Jewish Insider posted the flier that Tlaib was distributing to promote the Aug. 17-22 trip.

A sponsor appears to be the Humpty Dumpty Institute, a development nonprofit.

Reps. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., the majority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, and Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., the minority leader, are set to lead the AIEF trips for their respective party’s freshmen this summer.

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