Parliamentarians gathered in Samaria and vowed, “Never again shall the nations stand silent in the face of boycotts against the Jewish people.”
Twenty-five parliamentarians from around the world of the Israel Allies Caucuses arrived in Israel for a tour of the country and to show their support for Israel, declaring that “never again shall the nations stand silent in the face of boycotts against the Jewish people.”
The delegation includes Venezuela’s Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza, Population Minister of Estonia Riina Solman, U.S. Congressman Alan Clemmons from South Carolina, a Foreign Affairs Committee member from Macedonia, outgoing Romanian Minister of Defense Gabriel-Beniamin Leș, a former Minister of Foreign Affairs from Croatia and Guatemala’s President-Elect Alejandro Giammattei.
Israel Allies Caucuses worldwide focus on legislation fighting anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism and the de-legitimization of Israel.
The group toured Samaria on Sunday and visited the Barkan Industrial Park, which is known as a hub for Israeli-Arab relations fostered by coworkers who work side by side.
The parliament members signed a declaration stating, “Never again shall the nations stand silent in the face of boycotts against the Jewish people.”
The declaration was signed in response to a recent ruling by the European Court of Justice that required special labels for Jewish products manufactured in the Golan Heights, Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria.
At Barkan, the politicians met with the family members of Ziv Hajbi and Kim Levengrond, terror victims who were killed in an attack in the industrial park over a year ago. They called on the parliamentarians to demand that the European Union cease funding terrorists and their lawyers. The meeting took place just hours before an accomplice to the terrorist who carried out the attack was to appear in court, while represented by his EU-funded lawyer.
Rafi, Kim’s father, told his chilling story about his murdered daughter and suddenly told the European politicians: “You probably don’t know, but your tax money is funding the terrorist’s lawyer who helped murder my daughter. Why? Why are you funding murderers? You, who worry about human rights, have forgotten about human life?”
Member of Knesset Miki Zohar told the group that “God himself gave this country to us. There is only one truth and it’s written in this book, this wonderful book, the Bible.”
Shomron Regional Council Head Yossi Dagan said at the meeting that “in the entire Middle East, the only place where Jews and Arabs work side by side, get the same salary, and know each other, is at the industrial zone here in Samaria. And what do those ‘peace-loving’ politicians from the EU want to destroy? What do they want to boycott and mark? These industrial areas.”
Dagan slammed BDS’ “lie industry” and urged the leaders to stop it.
“You are our ambassadors. Together we will [beat] the anti-Semitism industry,” he told them.
Regarding the EU financing lawyers for terrorists, Dagan said it was “a first-class moral distortion” which they must work to stop.
The Israel Allies Foundation is an umbrella organization that oversees the activities of 40 pro-Israel lobbies operating in the U.S. Congress, the European Parliament and other parliaments around the world.