Latimer to join solidarity mission to Israel
News 12 has learned that 15 local lawmakers, including Westchester County Executive George Latimer and Assembly Member Amy Paulin, are embarking on a three-day solidarity mission to Israel organized by the Westchester Jewish Council.
This trip is expected to have significant implications for the political future of Latimer, who is contemplating a congressional run against Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman.
Latimer will reportedly refrain from making any decisions about his political future until after the trip is concluded and the budget process in Westchester is finalized.
Bowman has faced criticism from local Jewish leaders for his stance on the conflict, particularly for attributing blame to both sides for the violence.