Israeli Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein has said he is “proud to represent the Knesset and the State of Israel, including as a settler of Judea and Samaria [the West Bank],” ahead of a controversial visit to Westminster on Wednesday.
The Likud politician will address Members of Parliament on Wednesday “in defiance of the protesters”, as he put it in a Facebook post on Tuesday. His appearance at a joint session of peers and MPs will be the first-ever official visit by an Israeli Knesset speaker.
On Monday, Edelstein told the Israeli media that “it’s just not doable to leave Britain as hostages of BDS and all these small and vocal groups.”
Edelstein will meet with the British Foreign Minister and shadow Foreign Minister during his visit, and promises to use his…
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