Germany's Merkel to Visit Israel for Final Time in October

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Albania, on Tuesday
German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Albania, on TuesdayCredit: Franc Zhurda/AP
Jonathan Lis
Jonathan Lis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's last official visit to Israel has been rescheduled for next month, after she initially cancelled it last month due to the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan.

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Israel's government thanked Merkel for the relations she promoted between the countries.

The original itinerary had the government holding a special meeting in her honor and afterward giving her for a private tour of the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum. A new itinerary has yet to be published.

Merkel was originally supposed to visit at the beginning of the month, but called off the plans, citing the situation in Afghanistan and the need to evacuate German military forces before the end of August. Both sides agreed at the time to reschedule for a later date.

Since the abrupt fall of the Afghan government and conquest by the Taliban, Germany, along with the United States and other countries, sought to urgently evacuate their forces.

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