This 2024 - Let's Win the Battle of Headlines
update deskIsrael at War

Netanyahu, Rep. Brian Mast visit injured Israeli soldiers, border officers

A U.S. Army veteran, Rep. Brian Mast (R-Fla.) shared with the injured Israelis how he coped with losing both legs in the war in Afghanistan.

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (seated, left) and Rep. Brian Mast (R-Fla., seated, right) meet with injured IDF soldiers and Border Police officers in the rehabilitation ward at Hadassah-Mt. Scopus hospital on Dec. 27, 2023. Credit: Amos Ben-Gershom (GPO).
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (seated, left) and Rep. Brian Mast (R-Fla., seated, right) meet with injured IDF soldiers and Border Police officers in the rehabilitation ward at Hadassah-Mt. Scopus hospital on Dec. 27, 2023. Credit: Amos Ben-Gershom (GPO).

After meeting on Wednesday at the prime minister’s office in Jerusalem, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Rep. Brian Mast (R-Fla.) visited Israel Defense Forces soldiers and Border Police officers who have been injured in the war at the rehabilitation ward of Hadassah Hospital Mt. Scopus in Jerusalem.

Netanyahu thanked Mast—who lost both of his legs serving in Afghanistan—”for his unwavering support of Israel and the soldiers of the IDF,” per the Israeli Government Press Office.

At the hospital, Netanyahu and Mast heard from the injured warriors “and were impressed by their dedication to the goal and sense of mission,” per the readout. “They were also updated on their medical status and the rehabilitation process at the hospital, which has received many wounded during the fighting.”

Rep. Brian Mast (R-Fla.) volunteering on a military base near Tel Aviv in January 2015. Credit: Courtesy.

Mast, who told JNS earlier this year that he’s proud to be the only member of Congress to wear both IDF and U.S. Army uniforms, shared with the wounded Israelis how he coped with his injuries.

Mast wore his uniform earlier this year to counter a Palestinian flag that Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) placed outside her office. “Tlaib’s got her flag, I’ve got my uniform,” he said.

Tzachi Braverman, Netanyahu’s chief of staff; Maj.-Gen. Avi Gil, military secretary; Yuval Adar, deputy director of Hadassah; Dr. Tamar Elram, director of Hadassah-Mt. Scopus; and Col. Dr. Avi Banov, IDF chief medical officer joined the prime minister and congressman on the visit.

You have read 3 articles this month.
Register to receive full access to JNS.

Israel is at war - Support JNS

JNS is combating the barrage of misinformation with factual reporting. We depend on your support.

Support JNS
Topics
Comments
Thank you. You are a loyal JNS Reader.
You have read more than 10 articles this month.
Please register for full access to continue reading and post comments.
Never miss a thing
Get the best stories faster with JNS breaking news updates