Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman meets with senior Foreign Ministry officials in Jerusalem to discuss the international reactions to Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, as well as Israel’s diplomatic efforts to garner global support for the offensive.
Liberman is said to be satisfied with the global response to Israel’s efforts to stop rocket attacks from Gaza, and instructs the foreign ministry to focus its efforts on strengthening ties with government officials and diplomats belonging to Security Council member states.
He also calls on the Foreign Ministry to seek the help of diaspora Jewish communities and supporters of Israel in bolstering Israel’s diplomatic efforts.
A statement from Liberman’s office says that in recent days, the foreign minister held talks with foreign ministers from around the world. He tells his counterparts that no country would be willing to abide a situation in which its citizens are forced to endure a barrage of rockets daily.
“Israel is no different, and we will do everything we can to put an end to this situation,” the statement quotes Liberman as saying.