The mystery of the Israeli ambassadors

The rightosphere is abuzz with the news that all of Israel’s ambassadors have been called home for a conference.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, headed by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Liberman, will host a conference next week (27-31 December) for Israeli Heads of Missions. At the conference, Israel’s ambassadors and consuls general serving throughout the world will discuss broad diplomatic and strategic issues.

This is the first time a conference for all of Israel’s Heads of Missions has been held. The idea is to facilitate direct dialogue with the country’s leaders, mutual updates on major diplomatic issues, and a discussion of action plans to deal with the challenges awaiting the State of Israel in the international arena in the coming year, including the Iranian threat.

My take: It is to unify the message that Israel wants out there. Benjamin Netanyahu is the most PR-savvy Prime Minister Israel has had since Golda Meir.

Watch for the ambassadors to come back with a unified message on Israeli issues.

As for an attack on Iran: Seriously? Do you really think that Israel would recall all of her ambassadors on the eve of an attack on Iran and tell them it was going to happen? Because, gee, that’s the first thing I’d do if I were going to launch a surprise attack—tell a whole lot more people about it so they can leak it to the press.

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5 Responses to The mystery of the Israeli ambassadors

  1. Dvar Dea says:

    Bibi? PR Savy?
    Not these days I’m afraid.

  2. soccer dad says:

    Let’s see, it’s one year since Operation Cast Lead started and we’re going to be treated to quite a few “anniversary” posts on the topic that will contain the name “Goldstone.” It would have been better last week, I suppose, but I think that the timing has more to do with the past than the future.

  3. Norman says:

    No, but I would call them back so they would be home DURING the attack! That way senior foreign service personel would not be endangered nor their secrets compromised, were any one nation (the US included) decide to enter the embassies and detain all diplomatic liaisons.

  4. I’ve yet to see any proof that this was nothing more than a HOAX! I have family in Israel and they have heard nothing about this at all nor have I seen anything nor heard anything in the news.

  5. The link in the post goes to the Israeli Foreign Ministry. If it’s a hoax, it’s a damned good one.

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