Israeli Parliament Fear From Establishment of Palestinian State

Israeli Parliament or Knesset (photo: special)

Washington, MINA – Nearly two dozen members of Israeli Parliament or Knesset sent a letter to the United States Congress expressing gratitude for the recent resolution opposing international efforts to boycott Israel.

However, the resolution also frightened Israel because it supported idea of “two-state solution” which means establishment of a Palestinian State.

Fox News, in a report reported on Tuesday, claimed to have obtained Israeli Knesset letter dated on August 8. In the letter, Israeli Parliament said the establishment of a Palestinian State was far more dangerous than opposing the international boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Jewish state.

Congress or the US Parliament approved a bipartisan resolution last month that opposed pro-Palestinian BDS movement when Democratic Party tried to quell increasingly heated political rhetoric about differences with Israel.

The resolution opposes BDS movement and its efforts to target US companies doing business with Israel. This movement has developed in recent years, and many Israeli supporters have seen it as an attempt to delegitimize Jewish state.

“We, members of Israeli Parliament (Knesset) would like to thank for your continued support of Israel, especially fighting efforts to delegitimize Israel and fight global boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement,” the Knesset said.

Furthermore, the letter addresses concerns about a resolution approved by American Congress.

“We believe it contains major mistakes because it reveals, among other things, support for what is called the “Two-State Solution” which means formation of a Palestinian State in the heart of Israel,” the Knesset letter continued.

“We want to clarify our position that the establishment of a Palestinian State will be more dangerous for Israel than BDS.”

The letter then outlines several reasons, including security issues and was signed by 21 members of Israeli Knesset including former security officials. (T/Sj/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)