The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia recently selected state Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-170) and his brother, state Rep. Kevin Boyle (D-172), to visit Israel next week.
The federation chose Brendan and Kevin to travel to Israel to discuss economic and foreign policy issues with Israeli leaders and exchange ideas regarding Philadelphia's association with the Jewish state.
"Israel is our most important strategic ally in the world, and an estimated 300,000 Americans are living in Israel today," Brendan Boyle said in a press release. "It is important for public officials at every level of government to discuss issues affecting both Israelis and Americans, and our shared economic and foreign policy goals."
Kevin Boyle said:
"We are grateful for the confidence the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has in us as their elected state lawmakers and look forward to the discussions we'll have with our allies in Israel. “Both Brendan and I passionately support the state of Israel and its right to security.”
No tax dollars will be used for the one-week visit beginning March 3.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's mission is to mobilize financial and volunteer resources to address the Jewish community's most critical priorities in Philadelphia, Israel and overseas.
-Information courtesy of Barbara Grill, House Democratic Communications Office