Muammar Gaddafi (Photo: Reuters)
Both government and rebels in Libya are trying to curry favour with the West - by visiting Israel. The Jerusalem Post reports:
A delegation from Libya sent by leader Muammar Gaddafi recently visited Israel and met with opposition leader Tzipi Livni and other officials, Channel 2 reported on Sunday.
According to the report, the delegation of four senior Libyan officials received visas from the Israeli embassy in Paris after gaining approval from Israeli security services. Once in Israel, the delegation immediately asked to meet with Livni.
Upon receiving the invitation for a meeting, Livni immediately turned to security officials, who gave their approval for the opposition leader to meet with the Gaddafi delegation.
According to the report, Gaddafi's motive in sending the officials was to attempt changing Israeli perceptions of the embattled Libyan leader, and to try and prevent Israel from supporting Libyan rebels, who have been fighting government forces for months.
As part of that effort, the Libyans reportedly gave Livni "digital media," which she handed over to security officials.
In the four-day visit, the senior Libyan officials reportedly met with other Israeli officials in addition to the opposition leader.
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