After appealing to the Israeli Supreme Court, the Israeli NGO Combatants for Peace announced today that the Defense ministry abandoned its previous refusal to permit the participation of the 109 Palestinains who’d intended to join the ceremony on Yom HaZikaron this Sunday.
The threat of a black eye in the Israeli Supreme Court, plus the intervention of several MKs on their behalf (and perhaps some bad foreign press here!) persuaded the IDF it had a losing hand.
Now all 109 will attend and offer a countervailing narrative to the Israeli consensus on Memorial Day of unbounded Jewish and Israeli suffering at the hands of Arab enemies.
I hope you can join Combatants for Peace in Tel Aviv this Sunday.