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Merkel reschedules her farewell visit to Israel for October

German chancellor Angela Merkel during a joint press conference with then-prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu (not seen) at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem on October 4, 2018. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)
German chancellor Angela Merkel during a joint press conference with then-prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu (not seen) at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem on October 4, 2018. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel is slated to arrive in Israel next month for a farewell visit before departing office — after canceling a visit scheduled for August.

Merkel is expected to arrive in Israel on October 11, two weeks after the federal elections in Germany are expected to name her successor. She was originally slated to visit Israel in late August but canceled amid the upheaval surrounding the US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Kabul airport attack.

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