Israeli Prime Minister And Palestinian President Visit France
In this handout photo provided by the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO), guest of honor United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon speaks with Qatari Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani and Syrian President Bashar Assad as German Chancellor Angela Merkel greets Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Bastille Day on July 14, 2008 in Paris, France. Leaders joined Bastille Day celebrations by watching a military parade on the Champs-Elysees. The Union of the Mediterranean, French President Nicolas Sarkozy's brain child to increase ties and combat fundamentalism with the North African and Middle Eastern countries, now include all European Union member states on the insistence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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