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Israeli ties with Oman unchanged

JERUSALEM, Dec. 11 (JTA) — Israel’s representative in Oman said he had not received any word on a decision by Gulf nation to freeze ties with Jerusalem. Oded Ben-Haim told the Reuters news agency that activities to advance commercial ties were continuing, if on a small-scale. He added that the trade mission had recently moved to new offices, which must be some indication of the stability of ties. Oman’s Foreign Minister was quoted earlier this month as saying that the Gulf Arab state was freezing ties with Israel to protest what it described as “unacceptable” policy regarding the Palestinians.