Is Vice President Pence’s Trip To Israel Cancelled For Now?


Vice President Mike Pence’s planned trip to Israel appears to have been postponed yet again, with the Israeli Foreign Ministry saying Tuesday that “it’s not on our schedule.”

Pence’s deputy chief of staff, Jarrod Agen, had told The Associated Press on Monday that the vice president will be “going later this month,” but didn’t provide specific dates.

However, Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon later said that while the schedule could still change, no date had been confirmed for the visit.

Pence was originally scheduled to travel the week of Dec. 17, but the trip was then pushed to the week of Jan. 14 to enable him to be on hand for the Senate’s vote on tax reform.