Israeli group to visit Columbus

A delegation of Israeli elected and appointed officials visiting the United States will make a one-day stop in Columbus at the end of the month.

The group from Israel, participating in a multi-country exchange program, will be in the country for two weeks, spending July 31 in Columbus, a news release said.

Activities on that day will include presentation of keys to the city, a proclamation by Mayor Jim Wetherington and the 10-member Columbus Council, a meeting with judges and public safety officials and a tour of Columbus and Fort Benning. They will be hosted by Muscogee County Superior Court Judge Bobby Peters.

Members of the delegation were selected by Israel, the American Council of Young Political Leaders and the U.S. State Department, the release said.