Iraqi Parliament Expands Law Against Normalizing Ties With Israel


Iraq’s parliament passed sweeping legislation this week that would broaden the crime of normalizing ties with Israel, in a rare show of solidarity amid an eight-month political deadlock.

The legislation, passed on Thursday, goes further than a similar law dating back to 1969 by setting out much wider definitions for acts that would be considered a violation. Both the old law and the new make this a crime potentially punishable by death.

The law makes Iraq an outlier in the Arab world, where…



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