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  תמוז 15, 5774 , 13/07/14

German Foreign Minister Due on Monday

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany will travel to Israel on the start of a two-day visit to the Middle East, according to a German foreign ministry spokeswoman who talked to Agence France Presse on Sunday. AFP says she declined to provide further details.

Israeli media said Germany's top diplomat was expected to hold talks with leaders of Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Jordan as efforts continue to broker a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. Steinmeier consulted with British, French and United States counterparts on Sunday in Vienna, ahead of Western talks with Iran about its nuclear development program.

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