​Ambassador of the Netherlands, Mr. Caspar Veldkamp, was summoned to the MFA for a clarification of the decision of the PGGM pension fund to divest from Israel.

​(Communicated by the MFA Spokesperson)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has today summoned the Ambassador of the Netherlands, Mr. Caspar Veldkamp, for a clarification. The Deputy Director General of the MFA for European Affairs, Mr. Raphael Schutz, told the Dutch Ambassador that the decision of the PGGM pension fund to divest from Israel is unacceptable and relies on false pretense. It was further emphasized that we expect the Government of the Netherlands, in the spirit of friendship between our countries, to take an unequivocal stance against such steps, which only wreak damage to the relations between the Israel and the Netherlands.