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Geert Wilders meets Israeli Foreign Minister Lieberman

Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders, who is on a visit to Israel, has had a "long and good" conversation with Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.

The two politicians discussed international and party-political issues in a 'friendly atmosphere'. Mr Wilders en Mr Lieberman, who have known each other for a long time, met at the foreign ministry. The Freedom Party leader offered his condolences for the victims of the forest fires near Mt Carmel in northern Israel. More than 40 people have been killed in the fires so far.

Mr Wilders will remain in Israel for the time being, and give a speech in Tel Aviv on Sunday. In it, he will further clarify his position that Jordan "is the only Palestinian state that ever will be". Mr Wilders was invited to give a speech on the subject by Israeli MP Arieh Eldad, a member of the ultra nationalist party National Union.

Geert Wilders is being accompanied on his trip by fellow Freedom Party MPs Wim Kortenoeven and Raymond de Roon.

 

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