FM Netanyahu Speaks with US Ambassador Kurtzer

(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Bureau)
18 November 2002

Mr. Dan Kurtzer, American Ambassador to Israel, called Foreign Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and informed him that the United States has submitted a request to Syria to close down the Damascus offices of the Islamic Jihad organization.

Mr. Netanyahu thanked the ambassador and congratulated the United States on this step. He stressed that this is the appropriate way to deal with terror.

Since Friday night’s terrorist attack in Hebron, Foreign Minister Netanyahu has called on the international community to go beyond condemnations and to take active measures against terror.