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Monday, December 03, 2012

Britain's foreign office summons Israel's ambassador

Israel's Ambassador to Britain, Daniel Taub, has been summoned by Britain's Foreign Office in what is likely a prelude to Britain recalling its ambassador to Israel.
"The Israeli Ambassador to London, Daniel Taub, has been summoned to the Foreign Office this morning for a meeting with the minister for the Middle East, Alistair Burt, to discuss this further," a Foreign Office statement said.
Israel's Haaretz newspaper reported that France was also considering withdrawing its envoy.
Both embassies declined to comment on the reports, but the British issued a statement saying they had made clear they would not support strong Israeli retaliation to a UN vote last week that gave the Palestinians de facto recognition of statehood.
"The recent Israeli government decision to build 3,000 new housing units threatens the two-state solution and makes progress through negotiations harder to achieve," the British embassy in Tel Aviv said. 
"We have called on the Israeli government to reconsider."
A diplomatic source, who declined to be named, said London would decide later in the day whether to recall its ambassador.
They really don't get it. All this is going to do is make Israelis rally around Netanyahu - exactly the opposite effect of what they are seeking.

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At 1:06 PM, Blogger MUSHI said...

I think it's good for israel if those countries close their embassies... so, when they decide to open them again they will force to do it in the capital of israel, JERUSALEM or don't open them.

At 8:08 PM, Blogger Juniper in the Desert said...

Good one MUSHI! I was sure there was a number of positives from this! Another being that Israel can dump the anti-Jewish journos that come from UK and France; just ban them!!

PS the word recognition below in unbelievable sh###!! I have to go through a number before being able to even read the numbers, which are always blurred! Grr


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