Alwaght- The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered his cabinet ministries to ask for permission for their secret talks with foreign sides as scandal caused by his foreign minister meeting his Libyan counterpart continues to shake his government.
Netanyahu’s spokesman, Topaz Luk, said on Tuesday that in addition to prior approval, the order also mandated the Israeli premier personally allow the publication of news on secret meetings.
Netanyahu, he added, issued the order in response to the fallout from a revelation by Israel’s Foreign Minister Eli Cohen about a meeting with his Libyan counterpart, Najla al-Mangoush, despite the two sides not having formal relations.
In a press statement released on Sunday, Cohen announced that the “historic” sit-down took place in Rome last week.
As an aftermath, the Libyan FM was fired and shortly later she was said to have fled the country to Turkey over security concerns.
The Israeli opposition have attacked Cohen for what they called damaging the Israeli foreign relations and endangering the Libyan top diplomat.
Libya has no diplomatic relationship with the Israeli regime and it is unlawful for diplomats to meet Israeli counterparts.
Since its start about ten months ago, government of Netanyahu has been facing security and diplomatic setbacks, on top of them the stagnation of the normalization with Arab countries.
The normalization process has been on hold as the Isrealis mounted their crimes in the West Bank. Also, another reason for the normalization to stop is the growing closeness between Iran and the Arab world.
The administration of Netanyahu has done its best to reactivate the normalization, but all efforts have met their failure.