Hotovely to Norwegian FM: Press Palestinians to recognize Israel as Jewish state

Israel expects Norway to pressure the Palestinian leadership to recognize Israel as the Jewish national home, newly appointed Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely told visiting Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende on Tuesday.

Hotovely, in her first high-level diplomatic meeting since her surprise appointment last Thursday, said it was very important for Israel that Europe and the Norwegian government do not support unilateral Palestinian steps in the international arena.

Hotovely, who has come out against a two-state solution, told Brende that a government was established in Israel which “represents a will for dialogue and is opposed to Palestinian unilateral moves.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Hotovely-to-Norwegian-FM-Press-Palestinians-to-recognize-Israel-as-Jewish-state-403567

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