Response to Greek Deputy FM’s Meeting at Orient House

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
14 January 1999

Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Yannos Kranidiotis’ recent meeting at Orient House took place without the knowledge of the Foreign Ministry. Had the Ministry known of it, Foreign Minister Ariel Sharon would not have met with Mr. Kranidiotis.

The Orient House meeting runs counter to the government’s clearly stated policy for the past two and a half years and is a severe breach of the agreements with the Palestinian Authority. FM Sharon has instructed that the Palestinian Authority be warned that if PA political meetings continue to be held at Orient House, the Israeli government will respond with severity.