PM Netanyahu Meets with Finnish FM Timo Soini
Photo by Kobi Gideon, GPO 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today met with Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini. At the start of the meeting, the Prime Minister detailed Israel’s reasons for opposing the French initiative; he said that the conference would allow the Palestinians to evade direct negotiations.
 
Finnish Foreign Minister Soini emphasized that Finland opposed boycotts against Israel and expressed complete opposition to BDS activity.
 
The two men also discussed opportunities for enhancing bilateral relations on a range of issues.