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  1/18/2012, Tevet 23, 5772

Netanyahu Flies to Holland; Pro-PA Backers Urge ‘Shoe Protest’

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is flying to Holland Wednesday for an official visit, where pro-Palestinian Authority activists have called for a PA-flag waving rally and a “shoe protest,” a Muslim tradition of throwing shoes at targets of contempt. Holland is a close ally of Israel and has opposed moves by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to circumvent the “diplomatic process” by admitting the PA into the United Nations as a member nation.