Capital New York:
City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and a delegation of 14 council members will travel to Israel on Sunday evening for an eight-day visit to the Jewish State.
The trip will be paid for by the Jewish Community Relations Council and the UJA Federation of New York.
Aides to Mark-Viverito said the delegation will meet with political leaders including the president of Israel, Jerusalem city council members and the deputy minister for foreign affairs, as well as mayors of various cities.
Other members of the delegation traveling to Israel are Mark Treyger, Brad Lander, Antonio Reynoso, David Greenfield, Rafael Espinal and Darlene Mealy of Brooklyn; Mark Levine, Helen Rosenthal and Corey Johnson of Manhattan; Ritchie Torres and Andy Cohen of the Bronx; and Donovan Richards, Eric Ulrich and Jimmy Van Bramer of Queens.