German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel stated that it would be "regrettable" should Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancel their meeting over his plans to meet with the Israeli left-wing organization Breaking the Silence.
Meeting the group should be considered "completely normal," Gabriel stated.
The Prime Minister’s Office would not comment on the matter, but it sent out Netanyahu’s schedule for Tuesday without mentioning the meeting.
Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely congratulated Netanyahu for setting a redline with regard to “anti-Israel” organizations.
“This is battle against those who slander Israel in the world,” she said.
The German Foreign Minister arrived in Israel on Monday and is set to meet with President Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem and Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in Ramallah on Tuesday.
Gabriel will also hold talks with Israeli opposition leader Issac Herzog, who heads the Zionist Union. He called on Netanyahu to rescind the ultimatum.