Netanyahu's cancellation of Jerusalem meeting would be regrettable, says German FM

Berlin: German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel says it would be "regrettable" if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancels their meeting in Jerusalem because of his appointment with groups critical of Israel's actions in the West Bank. Gabriel describes that encounter as "completely normal."

Benjamin Netanyahu. AP

Benjamin Netanyahu. AP

Netanyahu is threatening to scrap Tuesday's meeting with Gabriel if he meets members of Breaking the Silence and B'Tselem. Gabriel told Germany's ZDF television he heard about that from Israeli media.

Gabriel said it would be "unthinkable" to cancel meetings if Netanyahu met government critics in Germany. But he says a cancellation of today's meeting wouldn't be a "catastrophe," and wouldn't change his relationship with Israel.

Gabriel said: "You can't get a proper and comprehensive picture in any country on Earth if you only meet in government offices."

Updated Date: Apr 25, 2017 16:01 PM

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