Premier Dalton McGuinty is heading to Israel in late May.
The Premier's office has announced that Mr. McGuinty will lead a trade delegation of Ontario business people to Israel and the West Bank for about one week.
The government says the trip is aimed at boosting trade and investment, and to build opportunity for Ontario businesses.
Mr. McGuinty will provide more details about his planned trip to the Middle East at a news conference Thursday in Markham, Ont.
Ontario Economic Development and Trade Minister Sandra Pupatello toured Israel last year in advance of the Premier's trade mission.
Conservative Mike Harris was the last Ontario premier to visit Israel, in October 1998.Report Typo/Error
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