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Israeli MK Sharren Haskel Urges Recognition of Basque and Catalonia Independence

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Israeli MK Sharren Haskel Urges Recognition of Basque and Catalonia Independence

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Member of Knesset Sharren Haskel  has called on the Israeli government to lead in the international arena by recognizing the independence of the Basque Country and Catalonia. Haskel emphasized that Spain’s advocacy for Palestinian independence while ignoring similar aspirations within its own borders is hypocritical. Israel, a unique case of a people returning to their ancestral homeland and reviving their culture, should serve as a beacon of hope. “It’s time for Israel to support nations striving for their freedom and independence,” said Haskel. This move aims to fortify Israel’s global standing as a nation of justice and self-determination.

“I urge the representatives of Catalonia and the Basque Country in the Spanish Parliament to resign immediately. It is utterly unacceptable that instead of advocating for the independence of their own people, they are focusing on the independence of others in distant regions. They betray their own constituents by prioritizing international independence issues over the pressing needs of their local communities,” she said.

The Blue and White parliamentarian sent a letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Israel Katz, arguing that if recognition of Palestinian statehood is based on a minority expressing an uncompromising desire for independence, then the Spanish request must be honored first of all in its own sovereign territory, according to a report on i24News.

This comes a day after Spain, Ireland, and Norway declared their intention to recognize Palestine as a state.  I24News reported that the announcement by the three European countries was met with condemnation both in Israel and abroad, with Western countries stating that Palestinian statehood must only come about through negotiations with Israel.

Israeli politicians were quick to act in response, with Defense Minister Yoav Gallant rescinding an order preventing settlers from entering the northern part of Judea and Samaria. In addition, Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich vowed to halt all funds transferred to the PA.

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