The ambassador was recalled in response to the defamatory remarks by Venezuela President Chavez.

(Communicated by the Foreign Minister Spokesman)

In protest against the one-sided policy of the President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, in light of his outrageous defamatory remarks against the State of Israel, and in reaction to the recalling of the Venezuela ambassador to Israel, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has decided to recall Israel’s ambassador to Caracas for consultations.