Israeli Foreign Ministry documents outline instructions to envoys to thwart international recognition of Palestinian state.
Ha’aretz informs us that
Israel has started mobilizing its embassies for the battle against UN recognition of a Palestinian state in September, ordering its diplomats to convey that this would delegitimize Israel and foil any chance for future peace talks. Envoys are being asked to lobby the highest possible officials in their countries of service, muster support from local Jewish communities, ply the media with articles arguing against recognition and even ask for a call or quick visit from a top Israeli official if they think it would help.
Hopefully none of those pressured (that’s what lobbied means) will bow.
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