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Israeli media: Sarkozy to visit Jerusalem

Israeli media: Sarkozy to visit Jerusalem

Israeli media are reporting that French President Nicolas Sarkozy will travel to Jerusalem on Monday for talks on the fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants.
However, Elysee Palace spokesman Franck Louvrier says no visit is planned. The French president and his foreign minister have been pressing for a truce between Israel and the Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers.
Tuesday's reports in Israeli media said Sarkozy would meet with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
The French spokesman said only that Sarkozy would meet Thursday in Paris with Israel's foreign minister, Tzipi Livni.