Italian PM in Israel, meeting Israeli, Palestinian leaders

April 8, 2012 10:06

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti arrived in Israel on Saturday night ahead of scheduled meetings with Israeli leaders, and Palestinian politicians in the West Bank.

On Sunday morning he visited the Old City's Church of the Holy Sepulcher to attend Easter Sunday mass. The Italian prime minister called the experience "breathtaking," Italian media reported.Monti's trip to Jerusalem and Ramallah constitutes the second leg of his trip to the Middle East, preceded by a visit to Lebanon where he met with Lebanese President Michael Suleiman, and visited Italian troops deployed with the United Nation Interim Force in Lebanon.

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