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European Parliament head to visit Israel and West Bank, give Knesset address

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola delivers a speech during the Conference on the Future of Europe, in Strasbourg, eastern France, May 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
European Parliament President Roberta Metsola delivers a speech during the Conference on the Future of Europe, in Strasbourg, eastern France, May 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)

The head of the European Parliament will be in Israel and the West Bank tomorrow through Tuesday for talks with senior and Israeli and Palestinian leaders, according to the EU’s embassy in Tel Aviv.

Roberta Metsola’s time in Israel will include a special address to the Knesset on Monday. She also hold talks with President Isaac and Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, among other top officials, as well as a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial museum and several other stops.

The trip is her first to Israel since becoming president of the European Parliament earlier this year.

Metsola, who is from Malta, will then meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah.

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