Israel has slammed what it describes as “a slap in the face by a friendly nation” after Colombia’s outgoing President Juan Manuel Santos announced on Wednesday a previously-taken decision to recognize “the State of Palestine.”
PM Netanyahu and President Juan Manuel Santos (Photo: EPA)
The Israeli Embassy in Bogota said it was “surprised and disappointed by the decision of the outgoing government to recognize Palestine as a state and the way in which it was done.
Minister Tzachi at President Ivan Duque's inauguration ceremony
The decision came to light during a visit to Colombia by United States ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.