Prominent Israelis Petition Irish Parliament to Back Bill Blocking Products From Settlements

Letter written by former Knesset members, legal experts, ex-ambassadors, artists and academics published in The Irish Times: ‘The Israeli occupation … is not only unjust but also stands in violation of numerous UN resolutions’

Noa Landau

A group of Israeli activists, among them former members of Knesset, legal experts, ex-ambassadors, artists and academics, sent a written petition to the Irish parliament, asking it to support a bill that forbids the sale and export of products from Israeli settlements.

The parliament is set to debate the bill on Tuesday. Beyond outlawing the import or sale of such products, it would also ban services originating from the occupied territories.