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Wife Of Israeli Ambassador to Chile Excluded From Diplomatic Spouses Club

Yet another example of where all acceptable norms and diplomatic codes go out the window when it comes to the palestinians.

eldad-hayat-michal-hayatThe diplomatic community in Chile is up in arms after the wife of the Israeli ambassador was not invited to an annual charity event held by the Diplomatic Spouses Club in the country because it it set to take place at a Palestinian venue.

The event, to which all of the other ambassadors’ spouses in Chile have been invited, is set to take place on Sunday. Because the chosen venue is a Palestinian club in the capital Santiago, organizers told Michal Hayat, the wife of Ambassador Eldad Hayat, that they cannot invite her.

The ambassador’s wife strongly protested this to the head of the Diplomatic Spouses Club, claiming it was a complete violation of the diplomatic code and arguing the organization was in effect supporting the boycott against Israel, which is led by the large Palestinian community in the country.

“If we had been invited, we would’ve been happy to attend,” Michal Hayat told the organization’s head. “You are politicizing both the organization and the event, which is meant to raise money for the needy in Chile.”

The heads of the Chile Diplomatic Spouses Club did apologize, but stressed that it was too late to change the situation and that the event will go ahead as planned—without the Israeli ambassador’s wife.

The organization added that some of the other diplomatic spouses canceled their participation in the event because of Hayat’s exclusion.

According to the Israeli Embassy in Santiago, most Western countries have decided not to attend the event, including representatives from the US and most European countries.

Imagine for a second if the venue was Jewish or Israeli and the palestinian ambassador’s wife was excluded.

You’d have to imagine it, because it would never happen for a start.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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