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Akie Abe, the wife of Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, visits a the Hand in Hand Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel, in Jerusalem's mostly Arab neighborhood of Beit Safafa, on January 19, 2015 . Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe flew into Tel Aviv yesterday at the start of a visit hailed by Israel as an opportunity to boost economic ties. The three-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories is part of the final leg of a six-day tour of the Middle East, aimed also at promoting regional stability and peace. Photo by Muammar Awad