Israeli Facebook Page Aims to Foster Ties with Iraqis

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The Times of Israel reports: Israel’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday launched a Facebook page uniquely dedicated to fostering ties with Iraq.

Diplomats in Jerusalem said the Arabic-language page will serve as “some sort of digital embassy” to the war-torn country. Israel, while still formally considering Iraq an enemy state, has in recent months stepped up efforts to reach out to the country, arguing that Iraqis are interested in establishing ties with the Jewish state.

“This will be a digital, virtual Israeli embassy in Baghdad,” said Ofir Gendelman, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s spokesperson for Arabic media.

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