Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Putin Makes Historic Visit to Israel

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Putin Makes Historic Visit to Israel

By HENRY MEYER, Associated Press Writer

JERUSALEM - Russian President Vladimir Putin made a historic first visit to Israel by a Kremlin leader Wednesday, hours after calling for a Mideast peace conference in Moscow this fall.

Putin arrived from Cairo, Egypt, where he proposed a Middle East peace conference in Moscow in the fall. The topics of talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders are expected to include proposed Russian missile sales to Syria and an expanded role for Russia in Mideast diplomacy.