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Ros-Lehtinen to recess in Israel

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen -- the ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs committee -- will spend next week in Israel, the committee says, meeting with current and former Israeli government officials. She also plans visits to the Golan Heights and an Israeli city repeatedly bombed by rockets fired from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.

Among those she's sked to meet: Prime Minister Ehud Olmert; Deputy Minister of Security Matan Vilnai; Ambassador Dore Gold; and Ehud Yaari, an expert on Middle Eastern issues.