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Israel expects Dutch Government to oppose divestment

13 January 2014

Israel expects Dutch Government to unambiguously oppose divestment

Communicated by MFA Spokesperson’s Bureau

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs today summoned the Ambassador of the Netherlands, Mr. Caspar Veldkamp, for a clarification. The Deputy Director General for European Affairs, Mr. Raphael Schutz, told the Dutch ambassador that the decision of the PGGM pension fund to divest from Israel is unacceptable and relies on false pretense. It was further emphasized that Israel expects the Government of the Netherlands, in the spirit of the friendship between the two countries, to take an unequivocal stance against such steps, which only serve to damage the relations between Israel and the Netherlands.


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