Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Dutch Ministers Quarrel about Gaza


There is major tension in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs which houses two ministers and one deputy minister. Minister of Foreign Affairs Maxime Verhagen (Christian Democrats) is currently in Israel but has refused to visit Gaza, which is governed by Hamas, the Palestinian terror organization. His colleague Minister of Development Aid Bert Koenders (Labor) will be visiting Israel and Gaza next week. Verhagen has attacked the extremist anti-Israeli Labor Parliamentarian Martin van Dam, saying that he opposes his positions on the Middle East mainly because of problems within the Labor party. www.elsevier.nl/web/10239468/Nieuws/Politiek/Ministers-in-de-clinch-Verhagen-gaat,-Koenders-komt.htm?rss=true

1 comment:

. said...

It is absolute insanity that Dutch politicians visit a rogue region ruled by an organizations which has been recognized as a terrorist group.

The Labor party makes itself look very unreliable if it is willing to talk with enemies of the West and Israel. Actually, they are showing their allegiance...