Israel recalls envoys from Norway, Ireland over Palestine recognition


Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel is recalling its ambassadors from Norway and Ireland following the European countries’ drive to recognise Palestinian statehood, foreign minister Israel Katz said on Wednesday.

“I have instructed the immediate recall of Israel’s ambassadors to Ireland and Norway for consultations in light of these countries’ decisions to recognise a Palestinian state,” Katz said.

“I’m sending a clear and unequivocal message to Ireland and Norway: We will not remain silent in the face of those undermining its sovereignty and endangering its security,” he posted on X.

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Shortly before Katz’s announcement, Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre said his country would formally recognise Palestinian statehood on May 28.

Ireland is expected to announce a similar position soon.


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