Israel to Tell Envoys of Its Displeasure with Council Vote

The ambassadors of Australia, Britain, Austria and perhaps some other Security Council members are expected to be summoned to the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem this week to be told of Israel’s displeasure at their support of the anti-Israel draft at the Council last week.

Officials said the Foreign Ministry was launching a two-pronged campaign to express its displeasure to the Council members with which Israel has relations: in Jerusalem their envoys would be called in, and in the various capitals Israel’s envoys would make the government’s views known to their host governments.

The political director of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, Dr. Ludwig Steiner, is due to begin tomorrow a visit to Israel and he is expected to be asked to explain his delegation’s vote when he meets with Avraham Kidron, director general of Israel’s Foreign Ministry. Dr. Steiner is due to lunch with Immigration Minister Natan Peled who is expected to tell him of Israel’s great appreciation for the transit arrangements for olim in Vienna.

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