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July 24, 1998
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The Palestinian diplomatic mission in Britain was upgraded to “Palestinian General Delegation” in a move virtually making the mission’s status that of an embassy. A British Foreign Ministry official was quoted as calling the change – – which would bring British-Palestinian diplomacy in line with the European Union’s approach — “not really such a big deal.” The Israeli Foreign Ministry reportedly expressed concern about the upgrade and called on its London embassy to look into the matter.

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