Azerbaijan

Netanyahu on Rare Visit to Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan

In an effort to reach out to moderate Muslim countries, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is slated Tuesday morning to take off for a historic two-day visit to Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan. He will thus become the first sitting Israeli prime minister to visit the region in almost 25 years of diplomatic relations between Jerusalem and the former Soviet Republics of Central Asia.

In this handout from the Israeli GPO, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walks up to his aircraft as he departs to Romania on July 6, 2011 in an unspecified city in, Israel. Netanyahu will meet with Romania's President Traian Basescu and Prime Minister Emil Boc. (Photo by Moshe Milner/GPO via …