Barbour's Israel trip sponsored by group

By The Associated Press

JACKSON – Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a potential 2012 presidential candidate, is traveling to Israel for five days, beginning Saturday.
The Republican Jewish Coalition said Tuesday that it’s sponsoring the Feb. 5-9 trip for Barbour and his wife, Marsha.
The Washington-based group reports on its website Barbour will meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other leaders.
The coalition said it also paid for Barbour to travel to Israel in 1994, when he was chairman of the Republican National Committee.
Barbour met in Mississippi this past October with Uzi Landau, Israel’s minister of infrastructure.