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Belgians: Rent-for-peace

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Next time you decide to pick on the French, maybe take a moment to make sure that the Belgians don’t deserve it more.

The Jerusalem Post reports on the unsuccessful efforts of an Israeli property owner to collect rent from the Belgian Consulate in Jerusalem:


The Belgian Foreign Ministry has sent a letter to Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni claiming that Belgium does not recognize Israel’s claim to the villa, basing this on the fact that it had been declared absentee property 60 years ago.

The letter said Belgium would be willing to discuss the issue after Israel reaches an accord with the Palestinians over Jerusalem. No such accord is on the horizon.

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