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Date: December 23, 2004
ISRAEL GOVERNMENT HOSTS ATTORNEY GENERAL DELEGATION
Attorney General Brady one of seven delegates
(Wilmington, DE): Attorney General M. Jane Brady will co-chair a delegation of state Attorneys General meeting in Israel with officials from that country’s government and the American-Israel Friendship League. The League, which arranges exchange programs between Israel and the United States and sponsors study missions to Israel, is financing the trip which will run from January 6th through 14th.
The purpose of the trip is to help educate Attorneys General about the Israeli legal system and relationship between our two justice systems. There will be a series of meetings on topics of mutual concern including international and domestic terrorism, extradition, civil rights, youth violence, violence against women, cyber crime, and the latest developments in criminal law.
Attorney General Brady said, “Israel has been challenged like few places in the world with
repeated acts of terror. I’m particularly interested in learning, first-hand, about how Israel’s terrorism prevention and response efforts are structured.”
The delegation expects to meet with the Attorney General, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, members of the Knesset (Israel’s parliament), as well as the Judge Advocate General of the Israeli army. The group will also meet with a Palestinian representative. If scheduling permits, the delegation will meet with the Prime Minister and the U.S. Ambassador to Israel.
Brady, the State’s leading advocate for victims, indicated she was especially interested in learning how victims of both crime and terrorist acts are supported by the systems in Israel.
In addition to the scheduled meetings, the delegation will visit the Syrian and Lebanese borders, the Golan Heights, Holocaust memorial museum Yad Vashem, and the Holy sites in Jerusalem.
The delegation was arranged by the National Association of Attorneys General which has
had a legal exchange program with Israel for the past 25 years. Attorney General Brady will co-chair the delegation with Maryland Attorney General Joseph Curran. Other delegates include Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard, Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick Lynch, Tennessee Attorney General Paul Summers and the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, Robert Spagnoletti. The group will also be accompanied by former New York Attorney General Bob Abrams.