MK Mansour Abbas to be invited to Washington

Members of Congress who met with Ra'am chairman were positively impressed by him and sought to invite him for talks in Washington.

Dalit Halevi ,

Mansour Abbas
Mansour Abbas
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MK Mansour Abbas, head of the Ra’am party, met this weekend with a delegation of members of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the US House of Representatives.

The meeting was held at the request of the Foreign Affairs Committee in order to better get to know the Arab sector in Israel and the vision of Ra’am.

The Panet website reports that MK Abbas briefed the members of Congress on the situation in the Arab sector and the challenges it faces, including violence, crime, housing shortages, living conditions, unrecognized villages, political status, nationality law and the Kamintz Law.

Abbas said that Ra’am is interested in influencing government policy and decisions through political participation at the coalition level, which was made possible after the breaking down of walls in Israeli and Arab society.

"According to our comprehensive vision, the Palestinian and Israeli peoples should live in peace and security, in partnership and tolerance, against the background of everything that is happening, and move forward on this issue," Abbas told his guests.

The Panet website further said that the US lawmakers expressed their appreciation for the political model presented by Ra’am, sought to learn how the party views the American role and expressed their desire to host Abbas in Washington.