French President Hollande reports that he will address the Knesset as originally planned.
By Yuval Karni
French President Francois Hollande announced he will address the Knesset plenum during his Israel visit set for late November, two weeks after Paris decided to move the speech to one of Israel’s universities.
The initial decision to move the speech was met with outrage at the Knesset.
“If the French president had canceled the speech altogether, that’s his prerogative. But once he decided that the Knesset, which represents the people, is not respectable enough for him and that he’d rather do the speech outside, that’s an insult to Israeli democracy and the Israeli people,” a Knesset official said.
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