Israel reconsiders, decides to keep Minsk embassy open

Two months after announcing the closure of five Israeli diplomatic missions around the world as a cost-saving measure, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu intervened on Wednesday to save at least one of them: the embassy in Belarus.

According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office, Netanyahu decided not to close the embassy in Minsk “after a series of consultations with heads of the foreign ministry and with [Immigration and Absorption Minister] Ze’ev Elkin.”

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Israel-reconsiders-decides-to-keep-Minsk-embassy-open-448156

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