Netanyahu, who currently faces corruption charges, distinguished himself as Israeli PM for his aggressive and authoritarian behaviors against critics, as well as for his plans to expand Jewish settlements on occupied Palestinian territory. This meeting also has the aim for Netanyahu to publicly present his projects of annexation of the Jordan River Valley.
The Trump administration, here represented by Pompeo, has not only been a supporter of Netanyahu, but has also acted in defiance of International Law. From the recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel to the recent declaration by Pompeo himself that the US will stop considering the expansion of settlements as a violation of International Law, there are numerous examples of how the current US administration has contributed to increase the oppression of the Palestinian people.
For all these reasons, LIVRE party believes that Pompeo e Netanyahu are not welcome in Portugal and reasserts its position in the defense of human rights and self-determination of peoples, condemning the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and reaffirming the need for the Portuguese government to recognize the State of Palestine.