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President of the Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities David Harel, former Mossad chief Tamir Pardo, former Israeli state prosecutor Talia Sasson, former prime minister Ehud Barak, Nobel laureate Aaron Ciechanover and author David Grossman signed an article in immediately's New York Times which is an indictment of the insurance policies of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who – invited by the Republicans – will converse for the second time for the reason that begin of the battle in Gaza on July 24 to the United States Congress with the Houses assembled. We report the intervention under. Below is the textual content of the letter

«US Congressional leaders have invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to talk at a joint assembly of the Senate and House of Representatives on July 24. Normally, we Israelis would think about the invitation an acknowledgment of the shared values ​​of our two nations and a welcome gesture from our dearest good friend and ally, to whom we’re deeply and morally indebted. But Congress made a horrible mistake. Netanyahu's look in Washington is not going to symbolize the State of Israel and its residents, however it’ll reward his scandalous and damaging conduct in the direction of our nation.

We come from completely different areas of Israeli society: science, expertise, politics, protection, legislation and tradition. We are due to this fact in an excellent place to evaluate the general impact of Netanyahu's authorities and, together with many others, imagine that it’s main Israel into decline at an alarming fee, to the purpose that we could in the end lose the nation we love. To date, Netanyahu has did not provide you with a plan to finish the battle in Gaza and has been unable to safe the liberty of dozens of hostages. At the very least, an invite to handle Congress ought to have been contingent on resolving these two points and calling new elections in Israel.

Inviting Netanyahu will reward his contempt for U.S. efforts to determine a peace plan, enable extra support to Gaza's besieged inhabitants and do a greater job of sparing civilians. He has repeatedly rejected President Biden's plan to take away Hamas from energy in Gaza by making a peacekeeping drive.

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Such a transfer would more than likely deliver within the wake of a much wider regional alliance, together with a imaginative and prescient to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian battle, which isn’t solely in Israel's pursuits but in addition within the pursuits of each political events within the States United. Netanyahu is the principle impediment to those outcomes.