Houston Mayor Annise Parker has joined a bipartisan delegation of five U.S. mayors and their senior staffers in a trip to Jerusalem, Israel, which was arranged by Project Interchange. projectinterchange.org
The mayor’s communications office is expected to announce more details today, however, according to a news release from Project Interchange the mayors will participate in intensive dialogue and briefings.
Other mayors on the trip include the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Miami-Dade County, FL., Provo, Utah, Cinicinnati, OH and St. Paul, MN.
“Houston and Israel have in common an entrepreneurial spirit and an appetite for innovation.” She continued, “I am looking forward to the opportunity to learn how we might be able to apply Israel’s
model back in Houston,” said Mayor Parker in the news release.
While in Israel Mayor Parker and the others are scheduled to attend
meetings with several influential Israeli, Palestinian and Israeli Arab