LONDON (Dec. 30)
The Prime Ministers of Israel and Britain will be exchanging official visits during the first half of 1976, it was leaned here. British Premier Harold Wilson will apparently make his long-awaited official visit to Israel during the spring as part of a Middle East visit which will include Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Iran. Wilson was reportedly to have gone earlier to Jerusalem, but Premier Yitzhak Rabin’s Washington visit obliged, changing the schedule. The Israeli. Premier is expected to return the official visit shortly thereafter.
Meanwhile it is understood that the leader of the Conservative opposition. Margaret Thatcher, is due to visit Israel some time in March. This will be the first times she has been to the Holy Land since she became leader of her party. She was in Israel a few years ago when she held a junior Cabinet post in the last Tory government.
Her predecessor as Conservative Party leader, former Premier Edward Health, has been discussing with the Israeli Embassy here about his plane to visit Jerusalem, it was learned here. He is presently spending a holiday in Jordan as the guest of King Hussein.