British Royal Family May Visit Israel to Mark Balfour Declaration Centenary

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The British royal family may visit Israel in an official capacity later this year, on the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, according to British media reports.

Though members of the royal family have traveled to Israel in the past on personal visits, an official visit of this kind would be a historic first.

President Reuven Rivlin reportedly extended the invitation at a meeting with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in Jerusalem last week, citing the importance of the Balfour centenary. According to Whitehall sources, such a visit could take place this year, the Independent reported.

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