TEL AVIV, Wednesday, March 15, 2023 (WAFA) – A thousand Israeli writers, academics, artists and figures have urged Britain and Germany to cancel Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming visit to the two countries in light of his efforts to undermine the law.
The Israeli figures have signed a letter sent to the German and British ambassadors in Israel in order to have them work to cancel Netanyahu's visit.
“In the face of Netanyahu’s dangerous and destructive leadership, and in light of a vast democratic civilian resistance against the destruction of state institutions by undemocratic law-making, we are asking that Germany and Great Britain swiftly announce to the defendant Netanyahu that his planned state visits to your countries are canceled,” reads the letter.
"The State of Israel is now in the most acute crisis, the worst in its history, in an accelerated and dangerous process of turning [Israel] from a prosperous democracy into a theocratic dictatorship," it said.
The letter was signed by internationally acclaimed author David Grossman, novelist Dorit Rabinyan, Oscar-nominated director Uri Barbash, and many more academics, business figures and professionals.
Netanyahu is scheduled to meet German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, in Berlin on Thursday before heading to London.
Tens of thousands of Israelis have taken to the street to protest Netanyahu's plan to overhaul Israel’s judicial system.
Meanwhile, France also said it will not hold official talks with Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich when he visits France next week due to his calling to wipe out the Palestinian town of Hawara.