Fischer begins three-day visit to Israel

The Czech prime minister, Jan Fischer, is beginning a three-day visit to Israel, where he is due to meet the country’s president, Shimon Peres, on Wednesday. He will also lay a wreath at Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Mr Fischer is being accompanied by a delegation of Czech business people and will launch a “round table” for Czech and Israeli entrepreneurs at the Czech Republic’s embassy in Tel Aviv.

Author: Ian Willoughby