Israeli Diplomacy’s Purim Shpiel

Letter to the Editor

Published February 23, 2011, issue of March 04, 2011.

I was shocked by your January 28 news article “Labor Unrest in Israel’s Foreign Service Is Felt in Capitals Around the Globe.”

Israel’s chronically under-funded foreign service effectively on strike? Heads of state forced to cancel visits to Israel? Diplomatic missions not doing their work? Isn’t it still too early for your Purim issue?

What a sick joke. Has Israel’s position in the world become so secure and admired that it can afford to under-fund its foreign service and leave diplomacy entirely up to Avigdor Lieberman’s in-your-face charm? Tell me your report is parody or that we are just having a bad dream, please.

Spring House, Pa.

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