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Congressman Trent Franks

Representing the 8th District of Arizona

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October 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, President Donald Trump announced that the United States will be withdrawing from UNESCO, citing anti-Israel bias. Following the United States’ lead, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to prepare for Israel’s withdrawal as well.

October 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Following the president’s announcement that the administration would be retracting the ‘Iran Deal,’ Rep. Trent Franks released the following statement:


June 1, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Following the announcement of President Trump signing a waiver to postpone moving the Israeli embassy to Jerusalem for six months, Congressman Franks has made the following statement:

"As chair of the Israel Allies Caucus, I am extremely disappointed in President Trump’s decision to delay moving our embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. It is my sincerest hope to meet with the President’s advisors soon to discuss the plan moving forward.”



March 20, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On Friday morning, above the border between Israel and Syria, the Arrow-2 missile was fired in combat for the first time since its design and production, successfully intercepting a Syrian anti-air missile fired at Israeli warplanes which had destroyed a convoy bearing arms to Hezbollah. Congressman Franks, Chairman of the Missile Defense Caucus in Congress released the following statement:

February 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Co-Chair of the Congressional Israel Allies Caucus and the International Religious Freedom Caucus, Congressman Trent Franks, released the following statement in support of Deputy Assistant to President Donald J. Trump Dr. Sebastian Gorka in response to press and social media attacks against him this week:


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