Germany's Steinmeier to Israel's Rivlin: No alternative to two-state solution

The visit was aimed at underscoring Germany's "close and unique relations" with Israel, a statement by Steinmeier's office said.

Steinmeier told Rivlin that there were no alternatives to the two-state solution for the Israeli Palestinian conflict and that Iran must be prevented from acquiring nuclear weapons.

During his visit, Steinmeier is scheduled to hold talks with the new Israeli Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, and with Alternate Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, the statement added.

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