JERUSALEM, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Israeli Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein said Wednesday French President Francois Hollande is not welcome in his Legislature.
Edelstein's comment came after Hollande decided to speak to university students instead of the Knesset during his three-week trip to Israel, The Jerusalem Post reported.
"Giving a speech in a university and not in the Knesset is a distortion," Edelstein said. "He should speak to the representatives of the nation -- coalition, opposition, right, left."
He said Patrick Maissonnave, the new French ambassador to Israel, nor any other French dignitary, will be invited to events at the Knesset.