Israeli Knesset Members from the Joint Arab List party met with UN and senior PA officials in order to facilitate the passing of an anti-Israel resolution at the United Nations to condemn Israel’s Nationality Law as “Apartheid.”
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Arab MKs from the Joint Arab List are preparing a resolution at the United Nations to condemn the Nationality Law, Hadashot News reported.
According to the report, a number of MKs from the Joint List met with UN officials alongside Palestinian Authority representative Riyad Mansour and other senior PA officials in order to arrange the passing of the anti-Israel resolution.
Israeli diplomats have been informed that the MKs have met with senior UN officials, including the UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs. The MKs presented the text of the Nationality Law and claimed that it contains “Apartheid” provisions.
Senior UN officials briefed Israel’s ambassador to Israel, Danny Danon, on the matter and asked for his comments as Israel’s representative, and Israeli diplomacy began to work with US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley to stop the move.
Israeli officials believe that the move may lead to a debate and a vote, and are now trying to wage an all-out battle against it.
Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein responded to the report: “Members of Knesset from the joint list who receive salaries from the state and win all the parliamentary tools still dare to besmirch our name in the world.”
“Anyone who collaborates with the Palestinian Authority against Israel should ask himself whether his place is in the Palestinian or Israeli parliament,” Edelstein wrote in his Twitter account.
It is unclear whether the resolution would be introduced in the General Assembly or the Security Council, where the US would likely veto it.
The UN General Assembly will hold its annual session next month.
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