President of the leftist opposition Meretz party, MP Zahava Gal-on, is of the view that Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu will sacrifice Israel’s legitimacy in the world with his position on settlements and the occupation.
Gal-on participated in a cultural symposium in Tel Aviv on Saturday and attributed the calls for an international boycott of Israel to its denial of Palestinian rights, calling for Netanyahu to stop burying his head in the sand and be satisfied with what he calls the conflict management with the Palestinians.
Gal-on has a history of dealings with the Palestinian Authority (PA), saying in a meeting with PA President Mahmoud Abbas in 2012 that “the Palestinians were right to turn to the UN to get recognition. They had no other choice.”
She also said during that meeting that she supported a recognition of the Palestinian state before successful negotiations could begin, according to Al-Monitor.
For his part, deputy Yakub Perry, of There is a Future central opposition party, believes that the cause of calls for an international boycott of Israel lies in ‘pure anti-Semitism’.
However, he also critisized Netanyahu, saying that the government is completely paralyzed and does not achieve anything.