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      IKEA Considering Opening Ramallah Branch

      IKEA is considering opening a branch in Ramallah.
      By Rina Tzvi
      First Publish: 7/17/2013, 9:57 PM

      IKEA store
      IKEA store
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      IKEA is considering opening a branch in Ramallah.

      Two IKEA executives visited Ramallah last month and met with the Palestinian Authority economics minister, Jawad al-Naji, Israeli daily Yediot Achronot reported.

      Israel has IKEA megastores in Netanya and Rishon Lezion and is set open a third next year in Kiryat Ata.

      IKEA plans to have the Ramallah employees train at the Netanya store, which has an employee training center, according to Yediot.

      “If asked, we’ll be happy to help establish the store,” said Matthew Bronfman, the franchisee for IKEA in Israel.