Iraq passed bill criminalizing relations with Israel, punishable with death sentence

Supporters of Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr gather in Baghdad's Tahrir Square on May 26, 2022, to celebrate the passing of a bill that criminalizes normalization of ties with Israel. (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP)

Matt 24:10,11 Then he said to them: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.

Important Takeaways:

  • The legislation says that violation of the law is punishable with the death sentence or life imprisonment.
  • It was unclear how the law will be implemented as Iraq has not recognized Israel since the country’s formation in 1948
  • The legislation also entails risks for companies working in Iraq and found to be in violation of the bill.

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