Friday, January 9, 2009

Future German Chancellor, Steinmeier, Will Mediate Between Hamas And Israel

German Foreign Minister Joins Mideast Mediation

As the conflict between Hamas and Israel in Gaza continues, Germany has agreed it will help mediate between the two and is sending its top foreign diplomat to get talks started.

Germany said Friday, Jan. 9, it will help mediate in the Gaza conflict, with Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier to meet Israeli and Egyptian officials.

Aides in Berlin said Steinmeier would leave Friday evening and was scheduled to make stops in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv and the Egyptian city of Sharm el-Sheikh, which has often hosted peace talks in the past.

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