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        2/7/2014, Adar 7, 5774

      Head of Danish Parliament to Visit PA, Skip Israel

      The Speaker of the Danish parliament will visit the Palestinian Authority this weekend but will skip Israel, Channel 10 News reported on Thursday.

      According to the report, the Speaker, Mogens Lykketoft, announced two months ago that he would be visiting the region, and the Foreign Ministry explained to Lykketoft that his Israeli counterpart, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, will be unable to meet him on these specific dates. The Ministry offered alternative dates, but did not receive a response.

      In recent days, according to Channel 10, Israel understood that Lykketoft would arrive as scheduled this weekend, will meet with PA officials in Ramallah and even plans to visit Gaza, where he will meet with members of the international community and not officials of the Hamas terrorist government.