A little bit of the Hudson Valley heads to Israel


Bill Ryan, the chairman of the Westchester Board of Legislators, and Rep. John Hall are headed to Israel tomorrow as part of a good-will mission organized by The Jewish Community Relations Council of New York.

The group is scheduled to be in Israel through Friday and their itinerary includes stops in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. They also plan to meet with several top Israeli officials, including Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

For Ryan, a White Plains Democrat, the trip marks his first visit to that part of the world. The highlight, he said, will be meeting with Olmert and the other Israeli officials.

“It should be very interesting to see,” Ryan said of the country.


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  1. the consultant on

    maybe bill ryan can convince the settlers to give
    the land back to the palestinians in return for
    safe and secure borders for israel along the pre
    1967 war lines…

  2. I wonder if they will ask Hall about his comment last year that Hamas was no longer a terrorist organization.