MKs Block Palestinian Boycott Move

The Inter-Parliamentary Union headquarters in Geneva.
The Inter-Parliamentary Union headquarters in Geneva.

A delegation of MKs to the Inter-Parliamentary Union reportedly prevented an international boycott initiated by Palestinians at its 129th Assembly in Geneva on Monday.


MKs Meir Sheetrit (Movement) and Aliza Lavie (Yesh Atid) succeeding in blocking an “emergency motion” sponsored by the Palestinian delegation which called for all parliaments to boycott Israel and condemn construction in Yehudah and Shomron, The Jerusalem Post said.

The IPU is the international organization of parliaments, established in 1889 to promote  peace and cooperation among peoples and their lawmaking bodies.

“When I landed in Geneva, I immediately told the heads of the IPU that I will not take part in meetings with the Palestinian representatives unless they take back their motion,” Sheetrit said. “The proposal they put on the agenda sabotages efforts to make peace and negotiate.”

The Palestinians announced on Monday that they are withdrawing the motion.

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