When The Georgia Record first posted this story, sources had shared that Kemp was planning a trip to Israel and that he was to be accompanied by at least one businessperson from Georgia. At that time Kemp's office claimed they had no information on a trip and referred us to the Governors website.
On Wednesday, May 17th, two days later, the AP reported that Kemps office had confirmed a week-long trip to Israel for "Economic Development" and that Kemps wife and family would be joining him.
Israel is Georgia's 34th largest export market with $280 million in exports in 2021 according to the state Department of Economic Development.
The Governor issued several posts on Twitter detailing some of his stops:
It will be interesting to note if there are as many posts around the events Israeli officials are planning for Kemp's visit.
Serious questions arose earlier this year surrounding Kemp's trip to the World Economic Forum's Davos meeting. In at least one case, Kemp was videoed dodging reporter's questions about his agenda and slate of meetings while at the invitation-only event......
Kemp's trip to Israel seems to have a similar cloak over it. Releases so far include statements similar to "It is not yet known what else Gov. Kemp has on the docket for his cross-country trip to Israel..."