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        7/5/2012, Tammuz 15, 5772

      European Commission President to Visit Israel next Week


      European Commission President José Manuel Durão Barroso is scheduled to pay an official state visit Israel next week, after a visit to the Palestinian Authority.

      On Monday President Barroso will meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin, and attend an official dinner in his honor, hosted by President Shimon Peres. He will also visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial institution and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. On Tuesday, Barroso will be awarded an honorary doctorate from Haifa University and deliver a speech entitled "Together for a better future".