TEL AVIV – 20-1 unique Knesset associates cosigned a letter to consumers of the U.S. Congress on Monday, thanking them for the present resolution rejecting the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, but warning them that the resolution’s endorsement of a two-affliction reply is “far much more dangerous for Israel” than boycott efforts.
Final month the US Residence of Representatives overwhelmingly permitted Home Resolution 246, which rejects anti-Israel boycotts “including initiatives to focus on United States companies that are engaged in professional activities that are authorized under US regulation, and all endeavours to delegitimize the State of Israel.”
Monday’s letter, endorsed by MKs from right-wing occasions, was sent to the 4 co-sponsors of the home resolution — Brad Schneider, Lee Zeldin, Jerry Nadler and Ann Wagner.
“Israel is grateful to all our superb close friends in Congress who stand with us on so numerous fronts. On the other hand, we would like to specific to you our concern concerning the anti-BDS resolution (H. Res. 246),” the letter reads.
“We feel it is made up of a grave error since it expresses, between other factors, guidance for a so-referred to as ‘Two-Condition Alternative,’ indicating the establishment of a ‘Palestinian state’ in the coronary heart of little Israel. … We would like to make our position distinct that the institution of a Palestinian point out would be much extra harmful to Israel than BDS.”
The letter, initiated by the Land of Israel Caucus in the Knesset and Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan, was signed by Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud), Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben Dahan (United Ideal), Knesset Overseas Affairs and Defense Committee Chairman Avi Dichter (Likud) and MK Gideon Sa’ar (Likud) amid quite a few other individuals.
Residence Resolution 246, which passed by a vote of 398-17, telephone calls for elevated safety support to Israel, but also “urges Israelis and Palestinians to return to direct negotiations as the only way to accomplish an conclusion to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict” and reaffirms robust assistance “for a negotiated remedy to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict ensuing in two states — a democratic Jewish Point out of Israel, and a practical, democratic Palestinian state — dwelling side by aspect in peace, protection and mutual recognition.”
The Israeli lawmakers argued that the telephone for establishing a Palestinian affliction is not in line with the see of President Donald Trump, who has typically repeated that the conflict can only be solved by means of quick negotiations in between the two occasions.
The letter explained that these types of a Palestinian affliction was at chance of receiving a “terrorist” and “jihadist” affliction that “would seriously injury the nationwide protection of both Israel and the United States.”
These types of a level out would undoubtedly be a dysfunctional terrorist affliction, which would distance peace and undermine stability in the Center East. As politicians, we fully grasp that these resolutions are accompanied by several compromises alongside the way in get to attain a language agreed on by a huge vast majority. Nevertheless, the affirmation of advice for building a Palestinian affliction is so hazardous that we respectfully request that you get that into consideration, and in the potential remain clear of figuring out that establishing an supplemental Arab level out on territory that is the Land of Israel is part of the selection to the dispute.
Dagan accused the powerful qualified-Israel foyer the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) of pushing a two-level out reply.
“Unfortunately, in latest yrs AIPAC has been independently advertising and marketing the two-point out answer. AIPAC misleads American officers and presents the two-state option as an Israeli curiosity and as the place of the Condition of Israel, even although the two-condition answer is not the placement,” he claimed.
“AIPAC portrays the two-point out principle as an Israeli curiosity to elected officers in America and as the official situation of the Israeli governing administration, even however this is untrue. The two-point out concept is not the plan of the present governing administration coalition, nor is it mentioned as policy in the agreements in between the coalition associates. On top of that, this is not the coverage of the Trump administration, which has even removed it from the Countrywide Safety Strategic Report,” Dagan incorporated.