Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders arrived in Israel Monday evening for a threeday visit that will include a trip Wednesday to the Gaza Strip.
He will be followed here on Thursday by British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, who will be here for only one day. It is Koenders’s first visit to the area as foreign minister.
Both diplomats are scheduled to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and to hold high-level meetings in Ramallah. Neither will meet with Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely.