Sen. Patty Murray is spending the week in Israel, where she and several Seattle area community leaders will meet with politicians and policy-makers and tour religious sites.
The trip is being paid for by the American Israeli Education Foundation, an organization that frequently sponsors lawmakers’ visits to Israel. The Washington Democrat is a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, which approves U.S. foreign aid.
During her stay in Israel, Murray is scheduled to discuss the country’s continuing peace process with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian negotiators.
Murray will tour Galilee, the Golan Heights, a military cemetery and a Microsoft factory.
Sens. Slade Gorton, R-Wash., and Dirk Kempthorne, R-Idaho, also are overseas, touring Asia with separate congressional delegations.