September 4, 2009
The Israeli foreign ministry yesterday refrained from harshly criticising Norway’s decision to divest from an Israel company.
In a relatively low key response, the foreign ministry released a statement: “Israel will consider further protest measures in the future.”
Haaretz reported the foreign ministry decided against using stronger language in order to prevent a diplomatic crisis.
The decision was taken after foreign ministry director - general Yossi Gal consulted Israel’s ambassador to Oslo, Michael Eligal, and foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman.