Israeli group to visit Columbus, Fort Benning next week

Seven young political leaders from Israel will be in town Tuesday as part of an 11-day exchange program organized by the American Council of Young Political Leaders.

This is the 16th delegation from Israel to visit the United States since 1978. While in Georgia they will make stops in Columbus, Atlanta and Cobb County. The young leaders are in the country to study the American political system.

Their hosts in Georgia will be Muscogee County Superior Court Judge Bobby Peters and Jeff Breedlove of the Georgia State Senate Research Office — both alumni of the exchange program.

In Columbus they are scheduled to tour Fort Benning and to meet with Mayor Jim Wetherington, members of Columbus Council, Sheriff Ralph Johnson and representatives of the Muscogee Superior Court.