Jewish Journal


June 14, 2013

Dutch lawmaker who called for sanctions on Israel resigns


Désirée Bonis. Photo by Partij van de Arbeid/Wikipedia/Flickr

Désirée Bonis. Photo by Partij van de Arbeid/Wikipedia/Flickr

A Dutch lawmaker who recently called for government sanctions against Israel has resigned.

Desiree Bonis made her resignation from Dutch Labor known on Thursday.

“It did not bring me where I wanted to get,” she said of her three-year stint in The Hague.

The previous day, she called on Frans Timmermans, Holland’s foreign minister and senior member of her party, to apply sanctions on Israel. “Israel only understands pressure,” she said.

Timmermans is scheduled to visit Israel and the West Bank on June 18. Last month, he said that he had “no criticism” on strikes in Syria which were widely attributed to Israel,  and which the European Union has condemned.

Last month Bonis, who before her entry to Labor in 2010 served as ambassador to Syria for four years, said that her “patience for Israel was running out” because of what she described as Israel’s “failure” to meet international norms.

JewishJournal.com is produced by TRIBE Media Corp., a non-profit media company whose mission is to inform, connect and enlighten community
through independent journalism. TRIBE Media produces the 150,000-reader print weekly Jewish Journal in Los Angeles – the largest Jewish print
weekly in the West – and the monthly glossy Tribe magazine (TribeJournal.com). Please support us by clicking here.

© Copyright 2016 Tribe Media Corp.
All rights reserved. JewishJournal.com is hosted by Nexcess.net
Web Design & Development by Hop Studios 0.1837 / 46