Thursday, December 16, 2010

Israel condemns Norway's upgrade of Palestinian standing in Oslo to 'diplomatic delegation'

Foreign Ministry official warns that Palestinians won't want to renew peace talks with Israel if they start attaining political goals without negotiations.
Israel harshly condemned Norway on Thursday for upgrading the standing of the Palestinian representation in Oslo from a 'general delegation' to a 'diplomatic delegation'.

Naor Gilon, who heads the Western Europe division at the Foreign Ministry, summoned the Norwegian chargĂ© d’affaires in Tel Aviv for a conversation, telling him the Norwegian move is not acceptable and is a step that will harm the peace process.
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