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Calif. Senate candidate Fiorina to visit Israel

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Carly Fiorina, the Republican candidate challenging incumbent Barbara Boxer for a U.S. Senate seat in California, is set to visit Israel.

Fiorina will visit Israel next week as a guest of the Republican Jewish Coalition on what the group said would be a learning trip. She reportedly will not be making political pronouncements during the visit.

Boxer, a Jewish Democrat, is strongly pro-Israel.

Fiorina, a former CEO for Hewlett Packard, came under fire recently for having sold HP ink in Iran. She defended the sale, noting that computer equipment facilitates communication among dissidents.