EU brush-off for Israel Arab MKs’ discrimination complaint

EU foreign policy executive Federica Mogherini rejected the bid of a group of Israeli Arab MKs for European support against Israel’s Nation State law. After receiving the group on Tuesday, the EU spokesman said that Mogherini “took note of the views of Mr. Odeh on the matter,” but insisted that,”The Nation-State Law is first and foremost a matter of how Israel chooses to define itself, and we fully respect the internal Israeli debate on this.” The Joint List leader Ayman Odeh had claimed the EU official had backed the group’s demand to cancel the law.  The statement added that “Israel is a close partner of the EU, which values Israel’s commitment to the shared values of democracy and human rights, which have characterized our long standing and fruitful relations, and would not want to see these values being put in question or even threatened.”

 

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