JERUSALEM (Aug. 1)
Finance Minister Simcha Ehrlich will visit West Germany this year a first visit by a Likud minister to that country, it was announced over the weekend. Ehrlich accepted an invitation of his German counterpart, Hans Appel. The invitation was originally made to former Finance Minister Yehoshua Rabinowitz. The German charge d’affaires renewed the invitation. This will be a return visit to that of the German Finance Minister to Israel under the previous government. Another Israeli-German meeting was probably postponed. German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt had originally planned to visit the Mideast later this year, but a statement in Bonn over the weekend said he would not do so this year for lack of time.