Report: Pence Visit to Israel Delayed Over Tax Reform Vote

ABINGDON, VA - OCTOBER 14: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a campaign rally for gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie, R-VA, at the Washington County Fairgrounds on October 14, 2017 in Abingdon, Virginia. Virginia voters head to the polls on Nov. 7. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
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The Times of Israel reports: US Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Israel has been delayed by several days due to Congressional votes on tax reform, The Times of Israel confirmed on Thursday.

The office of Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and the Foreign Ministry confirmed the US vice president’s trip — slated to begin Sunday — had been postponed. “They told us it was because of the votes on tax reform in Congress,” Edelstein’s spokesperson said. According to the adjusted, tentative schedule, Pence will now arrive from Cairo on Wednesday evening, according to Israeli officials.

On Thursday morning, he will meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his Jerusalem office. Later that day, he will speak at the Knesset and dine at the Prime Minister’s Residence on Balfour Street. On Friday, Pence is set to visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and visit President Reuven Rivlin in his Jerusalem residence.

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