Director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Dr. Mohammed ElBaradei arrives in Israel Tuesday as a guest of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission (IAEC).
In a two days visit, ElBaradei will meet IAEC Chairman Gideon Frank, Israeli Health Minister Danny Naveh, and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
On Thursday, ElBaradei is expected to explain the IAEA’s policy on ending nuclear proliferation at Davis Institute at the Hebrew University.
ElBaradei, who visited Israel in 1998, will not visit the Dimona nuclear facility which is according to many non-Israeli reports is being used to produce plutonium.
The head of IAEA is expected to attempt to advance his proposal of creating a nuclear-free zone in the region.
Israel is expected to inquire about IAEA’s latest information on the Iranian nuclear facilities.
Israel’s official policy is to not confirm or deny having nuclear weapons, insisting that nuclear disarmament in the region should come at the end of a successful peace process.