web analytics
July 7, 2015 / 20 Tammuz, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


American Town Hall Meeting Comes to Israel.

Congressmen McKinley and Johnson bring the "Town Meeting" to Israel

Congressmen McKinley and Johnson bring the "Town Meeting" to Israel
Photo Credit: Tazpit News Agency

The town hall meeting, unique to New England’s traditional style of local citizen governance, made its way to Jerusalem when two U.S. Congressmen visited Israel’s capital to discuss “local” issues with U.S. citizens.

Republican Congressmen Bill Johnson of Ohio and David McKinley of West Virginia took part in a historic town hall meeting with American expatriates at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center, organized by Yes! Israel, the Israel Allies Foundation, PJTN, and Republicans Abroad Israel.

“This has been a people’s visit,” U.S. Congressman Bill Johnson told Tazpit News Agency. “It’s the first time that I’ve participated in a town hall meeting outside the United States.”

“I come as a congressman but I hope to leave as a friend,” Rep. Johnson told the audience in his opening remarks.

The congressmen spent a week touring the country, meeting with Israeli government officials and deputy ministers, visiting Judea and Samaria, Jerusalem’s Old City and Beit Wittenberg in the Muslim Quarter, where Mark Twain once stayed during his trip to the Mediterranean in 1867.

They also addressed 200 students at Ariel University in Samaria on Monday,

Representative Johnson related that he grew up on a family farm in North Carolina and attended a two-room church where he first heard the biblical stories of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, King David and Samson. “Those stories made a great impression on me as a child,” he said.

“My faith is why I’m here in Israel today,” he said, “Like many Christians in America, I’m grateful for the historical role of the Holy Land throughout the ages.”

About the Author: Anav Silverman is a regular contributor to Tazpit News Agency.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “American Town Hall Meeting Comes to Israel.”

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
George Soros: No friend of Israel
Hillary: George Soros is NO Friend of Israel
Latest News Stories
Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Hosseini Khamenei

Iran expert predicts there will be no signed deal because Iran already feels it can get all it wants without one.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Russian FM Lavrov met in Vienna with Iran’s Zarif in an unsuccessful bid to break a deadlock in nuclear talks.

Israeli Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel  takes in the annual cherry picking festival at kibbutz Rosh Tzurim in Gush Etzion.

When it comes down to it, it’s really about the milk. Minister Ariel just cut the price by nearly 5 percent.

Oketz is the IDF elite canine unit, trained to operate in every combat contingency.

The IDF plans to form a new elite commando unit.

Israeli leaders and families of fallen IDF soldiers gather to mark one year since Operation Protective Edge in Gaza.

Tel Aviv has closed a deal to build its Light Rail with a Chinese firm that is doing business with Iran.

F.A.O. Schwarz is closing its iconic flagship store on NYC’s Fifth Avenue due to rising rent prices.

Some Chareidi Jews wore sackcloth (and probably ashes) yesterday, while praying at the Kotel on the 17th of Tammuz, a fast day.

The Shin Bet arrested six Negev Bedouin as budding members of a new ISIS terror cell.

The EU is warned that terrorists infiltrating among migrants via the Mediterranean Sea.

“Unfortunately, there are those who seek to exploit the sanctity of Ramadan, and distort its meaning in favor of … terrorism.”

In his first public comments following the tenure extension crisis, Rabbi Riskin delivered up some harsh criticism of the Chief Rabbinate.

Instead of accepting reality, the President is trying to hold on to an illusion.

He wants to show everything is “business as usual,” which everyone knows is not.

The Palestinian Authority Jawwal mobile phone company is back in business in Gaza after Hamas allowed it to resume operations following last week’s forced shutdown. Hamas claimed that Jawwal, part of the Paltel conglomerate run b one of Mahmoud Abbas’ closest confidantes, owed taxes. The terrorist organization did not explain why it was allowing Jawaal […]

Jordanian authorities seized 100 pounds of explosives carried by a member of an Iranian-backed group.

More Articles from Anav Silverman, Tazpit News Agency
BDS Fails Again

The House of Bishops, led by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, overwhelmingly defeated the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions resolution.

Mirella Haggiag

Mirella Petteni Haggiag, a former Italian model from Rome, makes her way through the tombstones with a garbage bag in her hand several times of year when she visits Israel.

Reminiscent of ISIS, Arabs continue to destroy Jewish graves on the Mount of Olives.

In honor of Ramadan, food vouchers totaling 1 million NIS will be provided to 2,600 needy families in the Arab community by the IFCJ.

Around 5,000 Jews continue to live in the ancient community, which according to some sources dates back to the time of King Solomon.

“We have Arab students, alongside Haredi and religious Jewish students, as well as children of foreign workers, and sabra Israelis, rich and poor”

Professor Carmi, who is a stem cell scientist, was presented with the medal and scroll personally signed by Queen Elizabeth II at the British Ambassador’s Residence.

New Polish Parliamentary Israel Allies Caucus was launched in Warsaw

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/american-town-hall-meeting-comes-to-israel/2014/02/24/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: