Last month (October 2021), more than 300 Iraqi leaders and activists publicly called for full normalization of relations between their country and Israel. The conference at which the call was made was organized by the New York-based Center for Peace Communications. The unprecedented move by the prominent Iraqis resulted in their being targeted with death threats and threats of arrest and punishment.
Quote: “One of the speakers explained that the group believes in peace with Israel ‘so that we might live in a stable region that brings conflicts to an end. We believe in it because we want our region to be a peaceful one, in which Israel is an inseparable part of the panoramic whole, and in which all peoples have the right to live in security.’ “
Sources: Wikipedia (introduction), The Times of Israel (introduction and quotation)
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