SF Mayor Newsom to travel to Israel

April 29, 2008 6:43:48 AM PDT
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will leave for Israel on Wednesday, a trip organized by the Jewish Community Federation for networking, potential business partnerships and to learn about industrial approaches to alternative energy.

Newsom has several events planned from meetings with Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai, Haifa Mayor Yonah Yahav, and a senior, foreign ministry official and participation in a clean-tech showcase.

The trip will also scheduled to coincide with Israel's 60th founding anniversary.