Jerusalem – Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice intends to arrive in Israel immediately after next Tuesday’s elections.
U.S. State Department officials have held talks with Israeli representatives in an attempt to set a date for her visit.
Ms. Rice’s visit comes as the Bush administration’s international status remains low and despite the fact that both President George W. Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert have assumed that status of “lame ducks.”
Sources in both the American and Israeli governments confirm that the purpose of such a high-level visit will be to produce a document that will record all of the issues on which the two parties are agreed upon and to establish the principles for an independent Palestinian Arab state in the near future.
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