US Secy of State Powell will arrive in Israel this evening for a visit as the guest of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Silvan Shalom.

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)

Secretary of State of the United States, Mr. Colin Powell, will arrive in Israel this evening for a visit as the guest of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Silvan Shalom.

During his visit, Secretary Powell will meet with the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister. The visit will be devoted to the subject of taking advantage of the "window of opportunity" presented by the changing of the Palestinian leadership.