Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon is off to Brussels Sunday to discuss recent developments in the Middle East with senior European Union officials and to emphasize the necessity of preventing radical forces in the region from taking advantage of the changes that are currently taking place. A Foreign Ministry statement says that Ayalon intends to stress that despite the fervor of unfolding events, the real threat to the region remains the Iranian nuclearization program.
The deputy foreign minister is scheduled to address a closed session of the Political and Security Committee (PSC) of the European Parliament and the forum of senior PSC ambassadors, which are central to the formulation of the European Union’s foreign and security policy. He will also meet with Deputy Secretary General Claudio Bisogniero of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Martin Schulz, President of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament, and with other parliamentarians who deal with Middle Eastern issues. Leaders of the Jewish community will inform Ayalon of their methods for coping with the threat of de-legitimization and rising anti-Semitism in Europe.