Israel Summons Slovenian Ambassador Over Palestine Recognition

The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that they had today summoned Slovenia’s Ambassador to Israel in order to hold a “reprimand conversation” with her over “her government’s warped decision to recognize a Palestinian state.”

This follows the Slovenian parliament’s approval of the recognition of a Palestinian state on June 4th, a move the Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs called a “reward for terrorism,” further claiming it to be harmful to ongoing efforts to negotiate the release of hostages.

Slovenia’s recognition followed the official recognition of Palestine by Ireland, Spain, and Norway several days prior, on May 28th.