French President Francois Hollande, in change of heart, will speak to Knesset

( French President Francois Hollande, who initially said he did not intend to address the Israeli Knesset during his visit to Israel next week, announced Sunday that he changed his mind and will deliver a speech before the plenum after all.

French President Francois Hollande. Credit: Jean-Marc Ayrault via Wikimedia Commons.

Hollande at first planned to speak to Israeli university students rather than to the Knesset.

“I am happy and proud that President Hollande has decided to speak to the people of Israel from the platform of the Knesset. I believe the visit will be significant for both countries,” Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein said, Israel Hayom reported.


Posted on November 11, 2013 .