Saturday, January 20, 2007

Touring Israel

Mitt Romney traveled to Israel today as part of a four-day tour of the country. Romney is the first announced 2008 presidential candidate in either party to visit Israel as a candidate. The trip is being sponsored by the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC).

On Tuesday, Romney is slated to speak at an annual Israeli security conference called the Herzliya Conference. He plans to return Thursday, but Hotline is reporting that he has private meetings scheduled with an impressive array of politicians and diplomats, including:

  • Prime Minister Ehud Olmert
  • Vice Prime Minister Shimon Peres
  • Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni
  • Mr. Meir Dagan, Director of the Mossad
  • Avi Dichter, Minister of Public Security
  • Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak
  • Natan Sharansky
  • Former Prime Minister and former Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
  • Dr. Salam Fayyad, former Palestinian Finance Minister



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