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MK Bar: not using interparliamentary power enough, use more governmental connections; think it's a mistake 37/
(not going to bother to delete that tweet, but has a pic of the text because I take notes on OneNote and it interfaces oddly with twitter) 38/
MK Bar: Don’t mix our aspirations for peace with our natural right to defend ourselves 39/
MK Sharren Haskel (Likud): People unaware of threats and challenges [facing Israel]--seems like it's black and white, but when here understand there are shades of gray 40/
MK Yossi Yona (Zionist Union): There are differences [in opinionbetween MKs] vis a vis I/P conflict... We [MKs on stage, I think] still believe that best solution to I/P conflict is 2-state solution 41/
Yona: Would like to have best agreement, accept existence of Palestinian state--most conducive to us living here in future in peace and calm. But take every necessary precaution that any agreement would protect our security interests in the best way possible 42/
"What does Israel not understand about your own countries" asked to other MPs 43/
Tamar Chugoshvili, MP of Georgia: Aspects which I, representing country with territories lost/occupied, there are certain moments sensitive for us supporting each other; I don't want to go beyond that 44/
Guatemalan congressman*: [discussing immigration] Israel should support friend countries, encourage Guatemalans and Mexicans and others to stay in our countries
*I think that's the term
Question and answer session, but two MPs from audience have used the opportunity to soapbox about Israel and positive relationships with it 46/
Bar: people can be reps for Israel in countries, on their campuses, lots of demonization about Israel on campus [this is the first time, I think, that the campus situation has come up, although BDS had been referenced earlier] 47/
Were you hoping for more World Cup references? MP for Croatia mentions upcoming game, Britain vs Croatia; Bar says most Knesset members rooted for Brazil while it was still in. 48/
Since no one's asking questions, I'll ask here: is this logo meant to be just a world made out of puzzle pieces (serious Wikipedia vibes) or is it also meant to be like a soccer ball? #WorldCup 49/
MP from Croatia (in translation) talks about Croatia's own migrant issues 50/
Someone (couldn't identify who) asks "How do you see your own role in promoting Israel in interparliamentary assemblies?"/"what do int'l associations say about Israel?" 51/
MK Haskel: [criticism of Israel in international forums] come from countries that have their own human rights issues (paraphrased) 52/
MP from Dominican Republic, through translator: We must say: if Israel chooses Jerusalem as its capital, we should go along with that in our parliaments 53/

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