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Israeli FM wants to restrict access to foreign service

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on August 24, 2009

Israeli ultra-nationalist Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Monday that he wanted to impose restrictions on those wishing to become career diplomats, a move that would bar most Israeli Arabs.

“All those who wish to join the foreign ministry’s diplomatic training programme must serve in the army or perform the equivalent civil service,” a senior official quoted Lieberman as saying during a meeting at the ministry.

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