Hikind and Weprin in Israel

As visiting political contingents go, it will be a small one.

But with a (relative) minimum of fuss, Dov Hikind and David Weprin will be taking off for a three-day tour of the north of Israel on Saturday night with a group that also includes one college student and a handful of business people.

“Because it happened so fast, we never advertised it,” Hikind explained.

He says that he’ll be hand-delivering about $27,000 he raised to buy equipment for the crews that collect body parts after bombings.

Hikind also said that “a couple of other” officials made inquiries about tagging along on the trip, but ultimately decided against going. He didn’t say who.

— Josh Benson Hikind and Weprin in Israel