In respond to ongoing efforts by the Irish parliament to pass a law prohibiting import of products originating in Jewish communities throughout Yehuda and Shomron, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is calling to close the Israeli Embassy in Ireland.
The bill was passed by the Upper House and still has to be passed by the Lower House to become law. Liberman feels that the embassy should be shut to send a stern warning message to Dublin, to back down and not to implement the new law in January 2019 as planned. Lieberman does not believe in summoning Ireland’s ambassador for clarification but is inclined to shut the embassy to avoid “engaging Israel’s oppressors” and “not turn the other cheek when boycotted”.
If the law is passed, it would place an import ban on all Israeli products originating in Yehuda, Shomron and the Golan Heights.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)