Call for BDS from Israel’s Parliament

Photo by Esty Dziubov/TPS

By Baruch Yedid/TPS

Member of Knesset (MK) Heba Yazbak signed a new initiative during which calls on Arab public figures, jurists, academics and politicians from around the Arab world to support the Palestinians against the Deal of the Century and persuade others in the Arab world to align with the Arab initiative against the deal.

The Deal of the Century, also known as the Trump Peace Plan, is a proposal by the US administration aiming to end the Arab-Israeli conflict.

The initiative promoted by MK Yazbak asserts that Palestinians have a legitimate right to oppose the Deal of the Century and that their opposition to it should resemble Irish, Indian, and South Africans’ struggles against colonialism, by imposing boycott, divestment, and sanctions, and other legitimate methods of struggle.

Those joining MK Yazbak on signing and promoting the initiative include MK Aida Touma-Suleiman of the Joint List, former MK Mohammad Barakeh, Former Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, Palestinian legislator Hanan Ashrawi, Former Secretary General of the Arab League Amar Musa, Former Jordanian Prime Minister Taher al-Masri, Former Prime Minster of Lebanon Fouad Siniora, Amir Makhoul – a released prisoner convicted of spying for Hezbollah and brother of former MK Issam Makhoul, and Palestinian billionaire Munib al-Masri.

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