Arab and international media outlets, as well as social media platforms, were abuzz with the recent meeting between Libyan Foreign Minister Najla Mangoush and her Israeli counterpart Eli Cohen in the Italian capital, Rome late last month.
It is unfortunate, even shameful, that the Arab rulers live in the illusion of the Zionists, that they are the protectors of their thrones and their lifeline to reach the heart of America in order to please it, so they strive to gain the honour of the Zionists’ approval in …
The High Council of State (HCS) reaffirmed its condemnation of communication with the Zionist entity, reiterating the criminalization of the sit-down, and holding the government directly responsible for those involved in the meeting.
The Public Prosecutor’s Office has formed a committee to investigate Foreign Minister Najla Manqoush’s meeting with her Israeli counterpart in Rome.
Last month’s meeting between the Libyan and Israeli foreign ministers may ultimately achieve little but provide public justification for renewed fighting between Tripoli’s armed groups and the weakening, perhaps critically, of Libya’s interim prime minister, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, analysts have said.
Armed forces in the Libyan capital mobilised a massive security presence on Friday, apparently to prevent any further protests over the interim government’s meeting with Israel last week, Reuters reports.
Libya’s internationally recognised prime minister has come under scrutiny for his reported role in attempting to normalise relations with Israel, analysts have said, with some calling for his dismissal.
The United States complained to the Israeli government this weekend about Foreign Minister Eli Cohen’s decision to publicly reveal a secret meeting with his Libyan counterpart, Axios reported on Monday, citing Israeli and US officials.
The spokesperson confirmed that the council had substantiated the involvement of the Government of National Unity, described as being on the verge of completing its term, in meetings with Israeli officials, with the intention of pursuing normalization.
Libyan outgoing Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh visited the Palestinian Embassy in Tripoli on Monday morning, according Hakomitna platform of Dbeibeh’s government.