The trip, sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston (JCRC), will take Roy first to Jerusalem, one of the world's oldest cities, steeped in history and religion, then north to Haifa and finally to Tel Aviv. He'll be joined by eight other state legislators and five Boston city councilors.
The group plans to spend many hours at the Knesset compound in western Jerusalem, where the 120-member parliament meets. The Knesset serves as Israel's legislative body, and its members are elected every four years.
"We’re going to learn how the government works," Roy said. "This year the JCRC is focusing on shining a light on smaller communities within Israel and looking to invite along representatives who have served in local government. The trip was of great interest to me."
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