Britain's Foreign Minister David Miliband to visit Israel

Britain's embassy in Israel said Foreign Minister David Miliband will visit Israel this week. He is set to meet with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert as well as with opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu. Olmert is being forced from office by a corruption scandal. Miliband will also travel to the West Bank to meet Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salaam Fayad over the two-day visit. Miliband is scheduled to arrive on Sunday. Later in the week, he is heading to Lebanon and Syria.