DeSantis Plans To Visit Israel Ahead of Possible Presidential Run

( – According to Tuesday reports from the Museum of Tolerance Jerusalem and The Jerusalem Post, Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is planning to visit Israel in April. Apparently, the main goal of this trip is to discuss relations between the United States and the Jewish state, at a moment when this historic partnership has been weakening since the return of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to power and the rise of President Joe Biden as the new US commander-in-chief.

As reported by these two media outlets, the Florida governor is expected to attend the “Faces of Israel” event on April 27th, where he will deliver the keynote address to over 400 attendees. In addition to DeSantis, former US ambassador to Israel David Friedman and the current ambassador Thomas Nide will also be part of the event.

DeSantis’ visit to Israel will come at a delicate moment, considering the high tensions amid the proposal of judicial reforms, which will allow the Netanyahu government to overrule the Israeli Supreme Court, and give the executive branch enough power to appoint justices. This political situation has sparked massive protests across the country, which has led to such an unprecedented political crisis that American officials have already voiced their concerns, and many analysts believe this could represent the end of Netanyahu’s political career.

The Florida governor has traveled to Israel in previous opportunities, as he commanded a trade delegation to the Jewish state in the year 2019. In a statement published by The Jerusalem Post, DeSantis made some comments about it, pointing out that he decided to visit the country for the first time a couple of months after the inauguration of his first term as governor.

He added in the statement that, from that moment, he managed to enhance the relationship between Israel and Florida through numerous investments and fighting “the scourge” of the Palestinian-led movement Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS).

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