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Zoabi, leave the Knesset    Merav Betito
1. Decency is not something Zoabi understands.
Expelling her allows her to claim she is a martyr. Israel should let her retain her seat in the Kenneset, revoke her immunity, prosecute her, and, like Barghouti, allow her to represent Palestinians while she is in prison.
Steve ,   Atlanta USA   (12.13.12)
2. If she gives it up, her own street will eat her.
You saw what they do to own weak. Imagine what they would do to those who turned weak enough to suck it up to Jewish people. The core misunderstanding barrier is while Arab people might look unfriendly they act no different amongst themselves. Perhaps one thing that is true is their rejection of freedom to be an Israeli and longing for slave's life on handouts. It's an old eastern tradition and we shouldn't even pretend to be all that better. But you are right in that Israel is a promise and a great opportunity to wean off this dependency. You sure are right in that Zoabi failed at this promise. So, don't burden her with our enchantments. But bring her to the dock to face charges. A state is only as strong as her institutions. Don't give it up to our failed opponents to look "good". Take it to them instead so that they know not only power of your convictions but power of their own land laws.
Miron ,   USA   (12.13.12)
3. Blind racism!!!
Simply put: her all-consuming hatred, for Jews, blinded her better judgment!
Jake Stone ,   USA   (12.13.12)
4. Zoabi, leave Israel
go to your friends in Iran, or in Gaza, or in Northkorea. Just leave Israel, the country you hate and its inhabitants you want to be killed.
Susya Bar Dror ,   Israel   (12.13.12)
5. Ridiculous.
The author uses such phrases and vocabulary that are suitable to reprimand a spoiled kid, whereas addressing a TRAITOR, whose goal is the destruction of Israel.
Jules   (12.13.12)
6. She's lucky not to face sedition charges.
Be gone with you! She couldn't grasp what true freedom was, she's another Jane Jihad who wasted precious time and effort for a cause that would have left Israel in tatters. Hope she never returns to the Knesset.
big bad Jew ,   United States   (12.13.12)
7. If Zoabi has broken the law-off to jail - if not Shut Up
miki ,   tampa   (12.13.12)
8. Merav Betito, Leave Palestine.
Salma ,   State of Palestine   (12.13.12)
9. To 8
Merav is in Israel, Palestine is on the east side of the Jordan river. Thats were Hanin should go to spill her hatred
Daniela   (12.13.12)
10. Wise advice to a hater who did not help her own people
This is a good article. For it points to the greatest failure of Zoabi her failure to help her own people. Demagoguery plays well, but it achieves nothing in terms of raising the educational, social and economic levels of one's own people.
Shalom Freedman ,   Jerusalem Israel   (12.13.12)
11. Merav Betito, go to the Knesset
everybody need people like you at the Knesset. You'll be surprised by the Jews the days Arab deputies will really want to cooperate to build a better israel for every israeli. We wait for you.
Yossef   (12.13.12)
12. To 9
go educate yourself them come to talk
Salma ,   State of Palestine   (12.13.12)
13. Betito, you are mistaken
instead-of is not BY.
observer ,   Egypt   (12.13.12)
14. Only ten members of the three Arab-Israeli
parties are in the Knessest out of 120 seats yet the population of Arab-Israelis is approximately 20% of the total population of Israel. If every Israeli-Arab would vote for one of the Arab candidates in one of the three Arab parties, by proportion, they could be represented by 24 MKs, not 10 as currently. Why this low proportion? I'd say that some Arabs vote for non-Arab parties because they know that those parties are more involved in advocating on their behalf. The largest proportion of Arab-Israelis don't vote at all because they do not feel that any political party actually advocates for them. Now we get to Ms. Zoabi: She is so busy advocating for Arab non-citizens of Israel (Palestinian Arabs) that she leaves her own population behind. In other words, she does a disservice even to those who vote for her own party. To be fair, in this respect, Zoabi cannot be distinguished from most of the other nine Arab-Israelis who make up the three Arab parties: Ultimately, they don't represent their own respective constituencies. and, as a result, Arab-Israelis do not vote for them in anywhere near the proportion one might otherwise expect. Zoabi is simply the most egregious current example of Israel's poor Arab-Israeli MKs.
Robert Haymond ,   Israel/Gush Etzion   (12.13.12)
15. # 10
Agree with you 100%
Philip ,   Afula, Israel   (12.13.12)
16. Salma, you are another truly uneducated
Jew hater. Stop hating and you might free your brain for better judgement. This land which the Romans mockingly called Palestina (before Christ) has never belonged to the Arabs because there were none when the Romans called it Palestina. THERE WERE ONLY JEWS IN THOSE YEARS. You came here fraudulently and much,much later, after 7th century A.C.
Samuel   (12.13.12)
17. aahhhh
the fact is she is well known; her critics are not and never will be; attacking her only makes her better known and admired worldwide; attacking her attacks the fragile concept of democracy; soon enough israelis will be goose stepping; pathetic
bill ,   canada   (12.13.12)
18. Let me have her Knesset seat...
I would be more than willing to advocate peaceful and constructive dialogue and to call for peaceful co-existence between Arabs and Jews in Israel as I have already renounced Islam and Arab nationalism and violence in favor of liberalism and secularism and pragmatism. Some Arab has to have the guts to break the ice and boldly take the first step on the road to co-existence with peace, justice,and freedom...
Abdel Karim Salim ,   Jerusalem   (12.13.12)
19. Export that drek to Ramallah
Al ,   USA   (12.13.12)
20. Good riddance!
Now get rid of Tibi
Lioness ,   israel   (12.13.12)
21. This is a very well written piece of truth.
Very sad though because, with such leaders like Hanin, the Israeli Arabs will never have a real chance to integrate and fully enjoy a multicultural Israeli society. Hanin is not only bitter and hateful, but a real loser !
Winner   (12.13.12)
22. Do what the Arabs do
Protest her home 24/7 loudly menacingly. Nonstop Harass and harry until she quits.
steve from raleigh   (12.13.12)
23. Lucky Zoabi
If she would have done in an Arab or Muslim country what she has done in Israel, they would have her standing in front of a wall with her hands tied.
Israeli ,   Israel   (12.13.12)
24. Dumb liberal Jewish leftists want to educate a hater
She is who she is...she is vile and will stay that way.
Frank ,   USA   (12.13.12)
25. Democracy for Abdel Karim Salim
Hi Abdel Karim Salim , You know that the bloggers of Ynet can't vote for you till you come out publicly with your ideas. I'm sure you can find professional support how to create an entrance into political life. You said your word. I praise you for your courage and wish you good luck. I wish that behind you very soon we'll see the scores of normal people from Arab population coming in your support.
Anna ,   Montreal, Canada   (12.13.12)
26. she doesn't deserve to be there but better she is controlled
The woman is disgusting and her loyalties lie with the non Israeli citizens rather than the people who vote for her and she is supposed to represent but better disgusting people like this are not chased out the Knesset and made martyrs. We also don't need her and Olmert taking trying to start a revolution.
zionist forever   (12.13.12)
27. Zoabi one of the few Israeli I would trust and do bussiness
(12.13.12)
28. It should be obvious to all, except to lefties,
that the bankrupt ideology of appeasement of Abbas et.al was/is delusional. The people of Israel will speak loud and clear that Israel’s survival will be based on strength and deterrence not by retreat and appeasement! It is written
John Prophet   (12.13.12)
29. #18 Abdel Karim, I may vote for you :-)
Yossef   (12.13.12)
30. Ignorant frightwing KNOWS what Arabs should think do or say
miki ,   Tampa   (12.13.12)
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