Israeli Lawmaker To Encourage Alabama To Pass Anti-Boycott Legislation

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas (R) meets with Israeli parliament member Hilik Bar in the West Bank city of Ramallah on April 16, 2014.

The Jerusalem Post reports: Knesset Deputy Speaker Hilik Bar (pictured) will address both houses of the Alabama State Legislature on the topic of Israel’s security challenges and US-Israel cooperation next week.

Alabama Lt.-Gov. Kay Ivey invited Bar to speak before a joint session of the Alabama Legislature “to further strengthen our ongoing relationship with Israel.

“Alabama is proud of our strong partnership with the State of Israel and we share your commitment to an even stronger and more meaningful relationship in the future,” Ivey wrote.

Bar said Thursday that he plans to encourage the legislators to fight boycotts against Israel as part of a commitment to a two-state solution, including passing laws against them, like California, South Carolina and Illinois have. Several other US states have passed declaratory resolutions opposing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

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