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May 23, 2013 12:14 am

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Visits Western Wall in Break with EU Policy

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Times of Israel –  In a sharp break with the European Union policy, Lithuania’s foreign minister this week toured the Western Wall in what appears to have been a visit arranged by Israel’s Foreign Ministry.

Linas Linkevicius’s stopover at the Wall is controversial because the international community does not recognize Israel’s annexation of the Old City and East Jerusalem, and foreign dignitaries usually refuse to meet Israeli officials there, lest it be interpreted as tacit approval of Israeli sovereignty.

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