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        2/24/2014, Adar 24, 5774

      German Leader Due Monday Evening


      German Chancellor Angela Merkel is scheduled to arrive in Israel, Monday evening along with a delegation of 16 German government ministers, for the fifth meeting between the Israeli and German governments, which will mark the 50th year since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two governments. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will discuss negotiatons with the Palestianian Authority and Western talks with Iran over its nuclear program when he hosts Chancellor Merkel at his official residence in Jerusalem.

      A joint meeting of the two governments is scheduled for Tuesday, when cooperation agreements are due to be signed to mark next year's anniversary, as well as on security, foreign relations, economics and trade, justice, energy, environmental protection, agriculture, transportation, education (including technological education), science and research and development, culture and sports, interior, health, increasing mutual financing for cancer research, social welfare services, projects regarding senior citizens, advancing projects in developing countries, and preservation of the White City of Tel Aviv as the largest collection in the world of Bauhaus architecture.