Wilders opposed to foreign ministers Ramallah visit

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Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders is strongly opposed to Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal’s planned visit to the Palestinian city of Ramallah in the West Bank.

The Freedom Party PVV, which provides parliamentary support to the right-wing VVD-CDA minority cabinet, regards Jordan as the only legitimate Palestinian state. Mr Wilders said on Sunday.

Mr Rosenthal will begin his tour of the Middle East on Sunday in Amman. In the following days, he will visit Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Ramallah is home to the Palestinian Authority’s headquarters. On Monday, the Dutch foreign minister will first meet King Abdullah II and his Jordanian colleague Nasser Judeh. Mr Wilders said he hoped that Mr Rosenthal would raise the issue of a lawsuit brought against him by a Jordanian activist group for allegedly insulting the Prophet Muhammad in his anti-Islam film Fitna.


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