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Secretary Rice in the Middle East


October 16, 2007

Secretary Rice traveled to the Middle East to meet with leaders from Israel and the Palestinian Authority in support of the ongoing efforts to lay a foundation for serious negotiations on the establishment of a Palestinian state as soon as possible. The Secretary also traveled to Egypt to meet with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Foreign Minister Ahmed Abu el-Gheit

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Secretary Rice arrives in Israel to meet with leaders from Israel and the Palestinian Authority in support of the ongoing efforts to lay a foundation for serious negotiations on the establishment of a
Secretary Rice arrives in Israel.

Secretary Rice meets with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in his office in Jerusalem, October 14, 2007. Photo credit: Matty Stern/U.S. Embassy Tel - Aviv
Secretary Rice meets with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in his office in Jerusalem.

Secretary Rice meets with Israeli Finance Minister Roni Bar-On at the David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem Oct. 14, 2007. Photo credit: Matty Stern/U.S. Embassy Tel - Aviv
Secretary Rice meets with Israeli Finance Minister Roni Bar-On.
Secretary Rice meets with Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak at the David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem Oct. 14, 2007. Photo credit: Matty Stern/U.S. Embassy Tel - Aviv
Secretary Rice meets with Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak.

Secretary Rice meets with Israeli Shaas party leader Eli Yishai in Jerusalem at the David Citadel Hotel October 14, 2007.  Photo credit: Matty Stern/U.S. Embassy Tel - Aviv
Secretary Rice meets with Israeli Shaas party leader Eli Yishai.

Secretary Rice waves to crowd with Palestinian Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat. c AP Photo
Secretary Rice and Palestinian Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat wave to crowd upon her arrival at Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' headquarters in Ramallah. AP Photo.

 

Secretary Rice and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas stand at podiums during a joint press conference. c AP photo
Secretary Rice and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a joint media conference in Ramalla. AP Photo.

 Secretary Rice with Israeli Minister of Strategic Affairs and Head of Yisrael Betainu political party Avigdor Lieberman, Citadel Hotel Jerusalem, October 15, 2007
Secretary Rice with Israeli Minister of Strategic Affairs and Head of Yisrael Betainu political party Avigdor Lieberman.
Secretary Rice at interfaith meeting with Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders at the U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem, October 15, 2007
Secretary Rice at interfaith meeting with Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders.

Secretary Rice at a formal dinner in her honor, hosted by U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Richard H. Jones, at his residence in Herzliya, with representatives of the Israeli Civil Society Oct. 16, 2007. St
Secretary Rice talking with representatives of the Israeli Civil Society.

Secretary Rice at a formal dinner in her honor, hosted by U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Richard H. Jones, at his residence in Herzliya, with representatives of the Israeli Civil Society Oct. 16, 2007. Ph
Secretary Rice at dinner in her honor hosted by U.S. Ambassador at his residence in Herzliya.

Secretary Rice walking with Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abu el-Gheit. c AP Photo
Secretary Rice and Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abu el-Gheit on their way to a press conference in Cairo, Egypt, (AP Photo)

Secretary Rice and Amr Moussa, Secretary General of the Arab League shake hands. AP Photo from the U.S. embassy in Cairo
Secretary Rice shakes hands with Amr Moussa, Secretary General of the Arab League, before their meeting in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/U.S. Embassy Cairo)

Secretary Rice and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak pause during meeting for photographers. c AP photo
Secretary Rice meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak at the Presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt. AP Photo.

Secretary Rice and Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theofilos III pause to allow photographers to take photos. AP photo
Secretary Rice stands with Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theofilos III during her visit to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem (AP Photo)

Secretary Rice and Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni standing at podiums during press conference. c AP photo
Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, right, listens as Secretary Rice speaks during a joint press conference at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem. AP Photo.


Released on October 17, 2007

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