Yesterday the Israeli embassy celebrated the 60th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel, and out of the thousand or so guests on the list, only a few representative of the President of Finland showed up. According to protocol, the Prime Minister of Finland, Matti Vanhanen, should have been at the function which took place in Espoo, a suburb of Helsinki, the capital of Finland.
According to an article by Juha-Pekka Tikka in the Ilta-Sanomat, former Finnish Ambassador to Israel, (suurlähettiläs) Pekka J. Korvenheimo was dumb-struck that the PM failed to show up. Korvenheimo stated that:
“It’s most certain that the various diplomatic core gathered there took notice of it, and most likely filed their reports about to their own governments. This isn’tright, … I don’t know, was the Foreign Ministry asleep?”
Report in Finnish here. *L* KGS
H/T Tundra Tabloid reader.