MEDIA STATEMENT FROM MALAYSIAN NGOS AND PROMINENT INDIVIDUALS ON NORMALISATION OF UAE-ISRAEL RELATIONS

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August 15, 2020

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We condemn in the strongest possible terms the decision by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government to normalize relations with Israel. It is thoroughly ill-advised and treacherous to the struggle of their Palestinian brethren for justice and freedom.

When the momentum is gaining the world over for the continuous and enhanced isolation of the one remaining apartheid state in the world, the UAE’s decision to break ranks is utterly shameful, deplorable and fully deserving of the criticisms and condemnations it is receiving.

The UAE foreign minister’s attempt to cloak the decision as being motivated by a desire to stop Israeli annexation of Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) is truly pathetic. One only needs to see the angry reactions of the Palestinian Authority (PA), the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), and the Hamas government to know what a hollow and self-serving excuse the minister’s statement was. Even as he spoke, the Zionist regime has made it clear that annexation is only on a temporary halt. So, the claim of a quid pro quo by the UAE foreign minister fools no one but himself.

It is high time that the UAE and other similar regimes in the Gulf which are in continuous power without universal suffrage realized that they are being manipulated by the Zionists and their propaganda machinery. The Iranian specter is being used to capitalize on the fears and anxieties of these unelected regimes. What states such as the UAE appear to forget is that taking decisions such as normalizing relations with Israel without genuine consultations with their own populations may be counter-productive and self-defeating to their objective of making their unelected regimes more secure.

We call on the international community and all organizations which are desirous for a genuine peace in the Middle East and justice and freedom for the Palestinian people to redouble all efforts and campaigns to isolate the Zionist regime.

14 August 2020

NGO:
1. BDS Malaysia
2. Palestine Scholars Association Abroad in Southeast Asia
3. Malaysian Women Coalitiin for Al Quds and Palestine (MWCQP)
4. SEJAGAT Malaysia
5. National Union of Malaysian Muslim Students (PKPIM)
6. Malaysian Consultative Council Islamic Organizations
7. Pertubuhan Mawaddah Malaysia
8. Pertubuhan IKRAM Malaysia
9. Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia/Muslim Youth Movement Malaysia (ABIM)
10. Al Quds Foundation Malaysia (QFM)
11. Muslim Care Malaysia
12. Viva Palestina Malaysia
13. Asia WE
14. International Movement for a Just World (JUST)
15. Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (ABIM)
16. Global Peace Mission (GPM) Malaysia
17. MediCOM Malaysia
18. HARMONI
19. Majlis Perwakilan Pelajar Kebangsaan (MPPK)
20. Palestinian Cultural Organization of Malaysia (PCOM)
21. Citizens International
22. Palestinian Progressive Association Malaysia (PPAM)
23. Movement for Monetary Justice – Malaysia
24.  Ummatic Mission Relief of Malaysia (UMRM)
25.  SALIMAH (Persatuan Persaudaraan Muslimah Malaysia)
26. HUMANE (UniSZA Society for Humanity)

POLITICIANS

1. Syed Ibrahim Syed Noh, MP Ledang, Malaysia
2. Mukhriz Mahathir, MP Jerlun, Malaysia
3. Mohd Azis Jamman, MP Sepanggar, Malaysia
4. Fahmi Fadzil, MP Lembah Pantai, Malaysia
5. Azman Ismail, MP Kuala Kedah, Malaysia
6. Steven Sim, MP for Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia
7. Ahmad Hj Hassan , MP for Papar

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