‘This Is Crazy’: Israeli Embassy Memo Stirs Political Storm in the Balkans

The leaked document, which praises a controversial electoral reform plan supported by nationalist parties, was slammed by the Bosnian foreign minister. ‘Why would Israel do this?’ one former minister asks

Samuel Sokol is a freelance journalist based in Jerusalem. He was previously a correspondent at the Jerusalem Post and has reported for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the Israel Broadcasting Authority and the Times of Israel. He is the author of Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews.
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Samuel Sokol is a freelance journalist based in Jerusalem. He was previously a correspondent at the Jerusalem Post and has reported for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the Israel Broadcasting Authority and the Times of Israel. He is the author of Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews.
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Bosnian officials lashed out at Israel on Tuesday, accusing the Israeli embassy that serves Bosnia of inappropriately interfering in the Balkan state’s internal politics through its support for a controversial election reform plan. Critics say the proposed change in the electoral system would minimize the political influence of Jews, Roma and other minorities in the country.

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