Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch is traveling to Israel on Friday to promote the Hoosier state and its many ties to the Jewish state.
The Republican will be part of a delegation of six GOP lieutenant governors who will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Defense Minister Benny Gantz, Deputy Foreign Minister Idan Roll and Tourism Minister, among others. Yoel Razvozov.
The trip will also include stops at Israeli defense installations and agricultural areas. Crouch’s duties as lieutenant governor include serving as Indiana’s Secretary of Agriculture.
“This trade mission presents a tremendous opportunity to further develop relationships with industry leaders in technology, agriculture and manufacturing in the Middle East,” Crouch said.
“Indiana and our nation have strong ties to Israel, and I am delighted to meet with Israeli leaders and further develop our relationship.”
The foundation said sending the lieutenant governors to Israel is a reminder that “the partnership between the United States and Israel is one of the strongest in the world.”
The other lieutenant governors on the delegation are: Jeanette Nuñez of Florida, Adam Gregg of Iowa, Mike Foley of Nebraska, Pamela Evette of South Carolina and Deidre Henderson of Utah.
Crouch’s trip to Israel comes about 10 months after Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb made a surprise visit to Israel just days after the end of 11 days of fighting that killed more than 200 people, mostly civilians. Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip.
Holcomb was the first US governor to visit Israel in 2021. It was also his first trip abroad since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Crouch is scheduled to return to Hoosier State on March 23.
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