Condoleezza Rice to visit Israel (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Itamar Eichner Published: 04.10.12, 13:05)
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Former secretary of state to visit Israel next month together with
Motorola executives; scheduled meetings with Peres, Barak and
Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is expected to visit
Israel soon, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Tuesday.
Rice currently heads a private consulting firm that work with
Motorola. She is expected to arrive in Israel for a two-day visit
next month together with senior Motorola executives as well as former
National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley.
Rice has asked to schedule meetings with various Israeli senior
officials including President Shimon Peres, Foreign Minister Avigdor
Lieberman, Deputy FM Daniel Ayalon and Defense Minister Ehud Barak,
whom she knows well from their work together.
The former secretary of state has also asked to meet former Kadima
chairwoman Tzipi Livni and may also possibly meet with Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu and former PM Ehud Olmert.
Rice has recently published a memoir where she reveals details from
negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians during her stint in
Washington. In the book, she praises Olmert for his way of handling
the talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Rice has recently been mentioned as someone who may play a major role
in the presidential campaign of the elected Republican candidate. She
has thus far denied rumors suggesting she may be returning to
politics and currently focuses on her work in the academia and
business world. (Copyright 2012 © Yedioth Internet 04/10/12)
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