Arab lawmakers will boycott US vice president’s speech at Knesset

January 22, 2018 Off By Web Desk

Jerusalem (UNA-OIC) � Arab Israeli lawmakers will boycott US Vice President Mike Pence’s speech to the Knesset on Monday, member of the Knesset’s Joint (Arab) List Dr. Yousef Jabareen said.

Jabareen said, in an interview with Voice of Palestine Radio, that this position sends a clear message to the local and international community the rejection of US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

The lawmaker noted that a meeting of the Joint List lawmakers will be held to issue a statement explaining the form of protest against Pence’s speech. He added that a number of local events will also be organized.

Jabareen announced that he will participate in a human rights session to be held in the European Parliament to discuss the consequences of the US president’s decision on Jerusalem.

Source: international Islamic News Agency