US mayors visit Israel, talk to families of hostages

 

April 26, 2024

U.S. Conference of Mayors

The mayors of cities in Massachusetts, South Carolina and Oregon visited Israel for four days, where they met with politicians, academics, business leaders, regional experts and the families of hostages being held captive by Hamas in the Gaza Strip, April 2024.

(JNS) - The mayors of cities in Massachusetts, South Carolina and Oregon returned last week from a four-day visit to Israel, where they met with political officials, business leaders, academics and regional experts.

The three U.S. municipal leaders-Jon Mitchell, the mayor of New Bedford, Mass.; Daniel Rickman, mayor of Columbia, S.C.; and Travis Stovall, mayor of Gresham, Ore.-also spoke with released hostages, their families and those working to see the return of the rest of the captives still being held in the Gaza Strip since the Hamas terrorist attacks in southern Israel on Oct. 7.

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