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Ban Ki-moon to visit Tel Aviv and Ramallah today.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is heading to the Middle East to visit Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas today, PLS48.net reported.

Ban's term as UN secretary-general ends this year.

According to the Israeli newspaper Israel Today, Ban is also scheduled to meet the Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.

He is expected to listen to reports by senior Israeli security officials regarding the Israeli policy in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip. He is also to visit Tel Aviv University, meet students and professors and receive an honorary PhD.

Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danoun, who travelled to Israel for the visit, said: "This is an important visit in which we will make clear to the UN secretary-general that the state of Israel is an island of stability in the Middle East."

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