Kadima MK Meir Sheetrit told Army Radio on Monday that he had met two Libyan diplomats who had come to Israel to "change Libya's image."
According to Army Radio, the diplomats, both businessmen reportedly affiliated with embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi, also met with MK Tzipi Livni and other top Israeli officials.
Interior Minister Eli Yishai said he had not approved visas for the diplomats, said Army Radio, despite the Foreign Ministry's confirmation of the contrary. The Israeli Embassy in Paris, which issued the visas, would not comment and it is not yet clear who authorized the stamp.
Sheetrit told Army Radio that the diplomats had come to promote business in the country and not out of political considerations.