After refusing to invite Netanyahu, Hollande called to personally invite PM after his intention to join march became clear.
The Prime Minister’s Office confirmed late Sunday night that France was initially opposed to the idea of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attending Sunday’s historic march in Paris, believing the Israeli leader’s presence at the rally would be “divisive,” as described in Israeli media.
A source in the PMO told Israel Radio that France did not give an official reason for its objection Saturday to the prime minister’s attendance.
According to Channel 2, Paris wanted to avoid any mention of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the rally which was organized in a show of solidarity and defiance after a series of…
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