Shimon “Peres” Peres, the Israeli prime minister, will visit the Israeli-Arab state in the coming months, a senior Israeli official said on Friday.
The official was speaking on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to speak to the media.
Peres’ visit will be on his second visit to Israel since he became premier in January.
The first was in October.
The second will be his first since the election of the government led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in June.
Peirs visit to the Jewish state will coincide with the end of the annual Arab Spring, which began in February and ended with the Israeli military’s killing of Hamas leaders in Gaza.
Netanyahu won the May elections with a massive mandate to reshape Israeli society and government.
Peiris government has also come under fire for its handling of the Palestinian issue.
Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog, a former top minister in the government, has accused Peiris of “totally ignoring” Palestinian concerns.
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