Thursday, January 15, 2009

Bilateral Relations: Bolivia cuts ties with Israel

Today's Zaman reports Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Wednesday his country is breaking diplomatic ties with Israel over the offensive in the Gaza Strip that has killed hundreds of Palestinians.

“Bolivia had diplomatic relations with Israel. (But) considering these grave attacks against ... humanity, Bolivia will stop having diplomatic relations with Israel,” Morales said in a speech before diplomats in the government palace.

Morales, a leftist, is a close ally of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who on Jan. 6 expelled Israel’s ambassador in protest over Gaza.
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