Last week, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb (R) took a trip to Israel. Considering the violence in Israel over the last weeks, coming from the terrorist organization, Hamas, an American governor visiting the nation should be a news story.
Yet, the trip happened with little fanfare or explanation. Was it to show support for the Israeli government? Was it to attract more business investment to Indiana? A press release Holcomb’s office put out as he left for Tel Aviv stated it was both:
I stand in support of Israel and look forward to meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu to continue forging an even stronger Israel-Indiana bond….We have a growing number of Hoosiers and Hoosier businesses that share strong cultural and economic ties with this country, so when I was invited, I did not hesitate to make this trip to meet in Israel during such an hour of need.Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb
According to the Indiana GOP, Gov. Holcomb met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Gabi Askenazi. Unfortunately, there was nothing sent about the meetings; no statement, no comment, no photos. The only images and statement post-visit came from the Indiana GOP Chairman, and that was as a press release.
Gov. Holcomb should be praised for taking the trip. All elected officials who are actively showing their support for Israel should receive applause, especially when they are being attacked by Iran through their terrorist proxy, Hamas, as well as being attacked by US politicians including Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Andre Carson (of Indianapolis, IN) and far too many others in politics and celebrity culture.
Governors across America should take note of Holcomb’s visit. It was the right thing to do, and they should follow suit. But if you’re going to visit, tell your constituents why. If you support Israel, say so! Be loud and strong about it. Do not shrink from the moment to educate and inform your citizens on a subject of this magnitude.