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Netanyahu talks artificial intelligence with visiting congressional delegation

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), chair of the House Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia, led the delegation.

From left: Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-Minn.) and Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-Ind.) at a meeting in Jerusalem on Aug. 22, 2023. Photo by Kobi Gideon/Government Press Office, Israel.
From left: Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-Minn.) and Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-Ind.) at a meeting in Jerusalem on Aug. 22, 2023. Photo by Kobi Gideon/Government Press Office, Israel.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in Jerusalem on Tuesday with a bipartisan congressional delegation.

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), chair of the House Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia, led the delegation, which included Rep. Dean Phillips (D-Minn.), ranking member of the subcommittee.

Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-Ind.), Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Dermer, the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff Tzachi Braverman, Foreign Policy Adviser Ophir Falk and U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Hallett were also part of the meeting, per the prime minister’s office.

“The sides discussed opportunities for peace in the Middle East and cooperation between the U.S. and Israel in artificial intelligence,” Netanyahu’s office stated. “Prime Minister Netanyahu thanked the members of the delegation for their consistent support for Israel.”

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem with a delegation of U.S. Congress members, led by Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) on Aug. 22, 2023. Photo by Kobi Gideon/Government Press Office, Israel.

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