or as an unofficial Representative that the state is sending to feel out potential business deals or political deals. If you go of your own accord, your motives are circumspect whether you are jewish, muslim, christain or druze Israeli. You could pass on sensitive information, willingly or under duress, for ideology or cash, you could be held captive. Israel has a lot of connections via EU, US, Egypt and Jordan to feel out peace/business prospects, it doesn't need untamed Keneset Reps wandering around without permission. Other countries don't tolerate it, why should Israel Zehava Gal-On?
Islamist militants attack African Union base in southern Somalia (Reuters)
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