Secretary of State Robin Carnahan will travel to Israel next week at the invitation of The Jewish Foundation.
Carnahan will travel with Missouri community and business leaders in her role as Secretary of State. A spokesman said the trip was not related to her U.S. Senate campaign.
Carnahan campaign spokesman Linden Zakula said Carnahan is expected to meet with national and local Israeli government officials and community leaders "to examine how the Middle East conflict has impact local communities and better understand the security challenges they face."
The trip includes stops in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Sderot and the surrounding Gaza region.
"Israel has been our greatest ally in pursuing democracy and stability in the Middle East," said Carnahan in a statement. "The United States and Israel share a commitment to halting nuclear proliferation, containing anti-democratic regimes and above all achieving a lasting peace in the Middle East."