Michigan state senator apologizes for visiting Israel


August 18, 2023

Michigan State Sen. Sylvia Santana (r) with a constituent.

(JNS) - A state senator in Michigan has apologized to her Arab and Muslim constituents for a recent visit to Israel with her fellow lawmakers.

Sylvia Santana, whose district includes part of Detroit. as well as Dearborn and Dearborn Heights, with a high concentration of Arab Muslims, posted the apology on social media.

"I recognize my presence on this trip has sparked anger and disappointment by many in the Arab/Muslim community," she wrote.

"For this, I truly apologize, seek your forgiveness and hope that you will understand that I had no malicious intent. There is no perfect combination of w...

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