Barbour to go to Israel
February 1st, 2011
10:43 AM ET
12 years ago

Barbour to go to Israel

Washington (CNN) - Following in the footsteps of other likely GOP presidential candidates, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is headed to Israel next week.

Like Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee before him, Barbour will meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and will tour various energy-related sites in the country, according to the Republican Jewish Coalition, which is hosting the trip. At the end of the four-day visit, Barbour will address the Herzliya Conference, a gathering that focuses on Israel's global policy.

"This visit will give Governor Barbour the opportunity to learn more about the difficulties facing Israel, about the current thinking of Israel's political, military, and economic leaders, and about the Jewish state's exciting advancements in the development of new technologies," RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said in a statement.

Romney wrapped up a visit to Israel and other Middle East hot spots two weeks ago while Huckabee sat down with Netanyahu Monday.

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  1. Anonymous

    I am sure Netanyahu is going to get tired soon of all USA politicians taking up his time. They need to let him focus on his country unless they (politicians) are on State's visits.

    February 1, 2011 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
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