A preliminary Knesset vote was scheduled for Wednesday on a bill to ban conversion therapy. The vote was postponed by a week, after Nitzan Horowitz, the (Meretz) lawmaker who sponsored it, realized that it wouldn’t garner enough votes to pass.
“I am addressing you as the leader of the Ra’am faction in light of of a vote on a law Prohibiting conversion therapy tomorrow. We do not expect (Knesset) members of the Ra’am faction to back the bill, which is why from the get go, we didn’t request it. I also discussed this in detail with your adviser.”
But then, the letter warns of what’s to come should they not support the controversial bill.
“It is important for me to say that if you decide to oppose the bill and similar parliamentary matters on this issue, there will be consequences.”
Some of the consequences as stated in the letter include: “The media’s treatment of you will be conducted in a very different manner than it has been until now.”
As Muslims, Abbas has stated in the past that his party opposes homosexuality.