Netanyahu will not see visiting German FM if he meets radical groups

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s scheduling meeting Tuesday with visiting German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel was not listed on his day’s agenda after the visitor did not cancel his plans to meet representatives of the radical anti-government B’Tselem and Breaking the Silence groups Tuesday evening. Opposition leader Yitzhak Herzog condemned the prime minister’s ultimatum as harmful to Israel’s foreign relations with a true friend of Israel. Government sources commented that the German government, like any other, would not find acceptable an Israeli foreign minister’s meetings with radical groups. The Social Democratic Gabriel has often slammed Israel as an “apartheid state.”

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