German FM travels to Middle East to secure 'humanitarian cease fire'

January 14, 2009 15:00


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


The German government says Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will make his second trip to the Middle East in a week as he tries to help secure a "humanitarian cease-fire" in Gaza. Foreign Ministry spokesman Jens Ploetner says Steinmeier will hold talks Thursday with Israeli officials in Jerusalem. Steinmeier also plans to travel to Ramallah and to the Egyptian capital of Cairo. Ploetner says Steinmeier would like to see an "immediate humanitarian cease-fire" as a first step in resolving the conflict. Steinmeier will leave for the trip Wednesday evening. He made a first trip to the region last weekend.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town