In 1988, Jamal Khamis reached out to the Dutch Parliament in order to stop the president from visiting an event celebrating the fortieth year of Israëli existence. He formed a coalition of Dutch Palestinian representatives to bring this matter to the nation.

As a result of their combined efforts, the Dutch Parliament decided against the Presidents visitation of Israël.

Our coalition of Dutch Palestinians was represented by:
Leila Jaffar, of the Palestinian Women association
Mukheimer Ayyoub, of the Palestinian Laborers association
Jamal Khamis, of the Palestinian Arts association

Optreden Israël is onodig hard