Netanyahu delays meeting with US envoy Mitchell

Netanyahu has postponed a meeting with US Middle East peace envoy to attend the funeral of the pilot son of Israel's sole astronaut who was killed in a crash.

Netanyahu delays meeting with US envoy Mitchell

Israeli Primer Benjamin Netanyahu has postponed a meeting with US Middle East peace envoy to attend the funeral of the pilot son of Israel's sole astronaut who was killed in a crash.

Mitchell, who arrived in Israel on Saturday, has been trying to "persuade" Israel freeze settlement construction in the occupied West Bank in return of Arab concession on recognation Israel while still occupying Palestinian territories.

Assaf Ramon, the son of Israel's first and only astronaut Ilan Ramon who died in the 2003 Columbia space shuttle disaster, was killed on Sunday when the F-16 fighter jet he was flying crashed over the occupied West Bank.

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Last Mod: 14 Eylül 2009, 17:49
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