Fla. Attorney General Bondi To Visit Israel

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CBS4) — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is visiting Israel, but the state’s taxpayers are not picking up the tab.

Bondi’s office said an advocacy group, the American-Israel Friendship League, is helping pay her expenses and those of other state attorneys general.

Also co-sponsoring the trip that began Friday are the State of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Association of Attorneys General.

It comes a day after Democratic President Barack Obama drew fire from Bondi’s fellow Republicans over his endorsement of Palestinians’ demands that its future state be based on 1967 borders.

Those were the borders that were in place before the Six Day War in which Israel occupied East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza.

(© 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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