Official: Israel FM Ben-Ami Postpones Planned Russia Trip

Published November 28th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Israeli Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben Ami postponed for the second time Tuesday a key trip to Moscow to discuss Russia's initiative for ending the Middle East crisis, the Israeli embassy said. 

The minister, who had originally planned to fly to Moscow on Monday, cancelled his rescheduled visit, due to begin Wednesday, citing the internal political situation in Israel, the embassy said. 

Ben Ami was expected to discuss the situation in the Middle East after two months of Israeli-Palestinian violence that has left more than 280 people dead, most of them Palestinians. 

The Israeli embassy in Moscow said it hoped the Ben-Ami trip to the kremlin could be rescheduled in the not too distant future -- MOSCOW (AFP)  




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