Chile Apologizes for Diplomatic Spat with Israel

By Hamodia Staff

Chile’s President Gabriel Boric receives military honors as part of national holiday celebrations in Santiago, Chile on Sunday.
(Fernando Ramirez/Courtesy of Chilean Presidency/Handout)

YERUSHALAYIM – Chile’s Foreign Minister Antonia Urrejola apologized on Monday to Israeli President Isaac Herzog for her country’s refusal to accept the new Israeli ambassador’s credentials. The refusal was reportedly due to the killing of Palestinian teenager during an IDF operation in the Shomron last week.

Urrejola approached Herzog in London shortly after the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II to express regret over the incident and voiced hope for improved relations, according to media reports.

Chile’s President Gabriel Boric refused to accept the accreditation of ambassador-designate Gil Artzyeli due to “the political sensitivity” generated by the death of the 17-year-old.

Chile’s Foreign Ministry has announced that Artzyeli will be allowed to present his credentials on September 30.

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