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From our sister organisation in Israel (translated from Hebrew):
Responding to the Turkish Diplomatic crisis (see here) Meretz Israel MK (Member of Parliament (Knesset)) Oron slams Lieberman's (and Deputy D. Ayalon) conduct as 'intimidating' and 'signalling no alternative,' but their own exit from the government' and that "(this) thuggish behavior leads one to believe that anything less than their dismissal from office won't stop the harm they are causing Israel and its image worldwide (see also here)." Meretz MK Ilan Gilon suggested the Knesset relegate Lieberman to Foreign Minister for Eastern Europe 'leaving (general) foreign affairs to a diplomat'.
Gilon also continues touring Tel Aviv with “Access Israel, ” part of an initiative to ensure public businesses provide accessibility for people with disabilities.
Meretz Israel Chairman H.Oron urged the Knesset this week to ignore Likud's MK Danny Danon's request that the Israeli Arab MK Mahmoud Berekah, be excluded from the Knesset delegation for Auschwitz. He added “Its a shame that even the memory of the Holocaust is distorted by unnecessary and unpleasant confrontations.”
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