Shock and Humiliation in Australia After Israeli President Cancels Official Visit

The Australians had to postpone a visit by the Iranian foreign minister and make other schedule arrangements to accommodate Reuven Rivlin's travel plans. Imagine their surprise when the Israeli president chose to fly to Moscow instead.

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Here’s a story that was paved with good intentions and led to diplomatic hell. Presidential visits abroad are usually initiated by the Foreign Ministry, based on Israel’s diplomatic and public-diplomacy needs....