Israel considers expelling Venezuelan envoys

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January 7, 2009 10:52

 
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Israel's foreign ministry said on Wednesday that it was considering expelling Venezuela's diplomats from Israel in response to the expulsion of Israel's envoys from Venezuela. The Israelis were ordered out of their Caracas embassy in protest over the IDF military offensive in the Gaza Strip. Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said that Israel's ambassador has been informed in writing that he and his diplomatic staff must leave Venezuela within 72 hours. He said that the letter did not refer to any severance of diplomatic relations. Palmor said his office would decide later Wednesday whether to reciprocate.

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