New York City Councilmembers traveling on paid trip to Israel
City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and 14 other Council members will take a nine-day trip to Israel being paid for by the Jewish Community Relations Council and the UJA Federation of New York, which has sponsored a number of trips for pols to promote support for the Jewish state. The Council group will head for the Middle East on Feb. 15, 2015, and return Feb. 23, 2015.