PM Netanyahu Instructs the Foreign Ministry to Reprimand the Belgian
Ambassador to Israel
(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this evening (Wednesday, 8 February
2017), instructed the Foreign Ministry to reprimand Belgian Ambassador to
Israel Olivier Belle.
Israel views with utmost gravity Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel’s
meeting today with the leaders of Breaking the Silence and B’Tselem, during
his visit to Israel. Initiatives are underway by the Belgian state
prosecutor to try senior Israelis including Tzipi Livni and IDF officers.
The Belgian government needs to decide whether it wants to change direction
or continue with an anti-Israel line.
Prime Minister Netanyahu has directed that legislation be advanced to
prevent financing by foreign governments for NGOs that harm IDF soldiers.