- Associated Press - Monday, May 11, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Probable presidential candidate Scott Walker is in Israel on a five-day trip paid for by the governor’s political organization and the Republican Jewish Coalition.

The coalition’s executive director Matt Brooks tweeted a photo Sunday of Walker in Jerusalem and near the Western Wall wearing a yarmulke, the traditional Jewish head covering for males.

The Republican governor plans to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and talk with Israeli and Palestinian entrepreneurs as well as tour historic sites during his first trip to Israel.

Walker originally said the trip would be funded by taxpayers as a trade mission, but later determined the visit would be primarily political. Walker has not officially declared his candidacy for the 2016 presidential race, saying he will announce his decision after the state budget passes, likely in June.

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