Gaddafi planning Israel visit?
Is Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi set to pay an historic visit to Israel? Palestinian sources have claimed that press circles in the Libya reported that "Israel and Libya have agreed on a surprise visit by Muammar Gaddafi to Israel, this following a failure to arrange a visit of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to Tripoli."
The sources added that the Libyan ruler has recently spokes about his desire to visit Israel while meeting members of an American delegation. According to the reports, Gaddafi said during the meeting that his visit will help in normalizing relations between Israel and Arab and Islamic countries.
The sources said Gaddafi is expected to hold meetings with several Arab leaders before he visits Israel, in order to obtain legitimization for the visit.
In recent years, there have been press reports about possible establishment of ties between Israel and Libya. Last year, an Israeli parliament member, Ephraim Sneh, said Gaddafi could forge ties with Israel.
Sneh, who met the Libyan leader's son during 2004, was quoted as saying "Gaddafi has made a strategic decision, and he is not a man of small steps".
His remarks came amid media reports that Israeli and Libyan officials met in Europe to discuss the issue.
But Libya, which has never recognized Israel and called for its destruction, has denied all these reports.