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Zoabi: Knesset bans entire generation of Palestinians
Telem Yahav
Published: 19.12.12, 13:09
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1. Arab MKs, do you measure how happy you are
Yossef   (12.19.12)
to live in Israel? No arab country will give you the freedom you experience in Israel. And this is this very country you want to break down! Not very smart...
2. Now they can join "Palestine".
Jules   (12.19.12)
The UN gave them a "country", so let them repatriate to the Palestinian democracy (if there is such a thing at all).
3. If she claimed to represent Israelis, I would agree with her
EST ,   Miami USA   (12.19.12)
but she herself claims to represent Palestinians....and a whole generation of them at that, so let her go serve within the Palestinian community, in Gaza!
4. Ban traitors, what next terrorists?
Bunnie Meyer ,   Los Angeles, CA USA   (12.19.12)
5. come to me honey
Jimmy islam ,   Riyadh, Saudi arabib   (12.19.12)
I will give you a muslim beating you will not forget you need to behave yourself, toots
6. and you represent me lovely Hanin <3
Salma ,   State of Palestine   (12.19.12)
remember a woman's weapont is her tongue ...don't let the Zionists bring you down, because what you think about yourself is what truly matters.
7. Bright Idea!
Samuel ,   Israel   (12.19.12)
Why don't all the Arab Mk's join the PA or scram ti Gaza & then show the world & practice democracy? They will all be be-headed the very next week. Good riddance to bad rubbish.
8. I don't understand why Balad members can enter the Kneset
Rotem ,   Israel   (12.19.12)
They declared more then once their support of destroying Israel and supported Hamas and their actions. Israel should never let cowards to work in the high-court.
9. Treason must never be allowed. NO it's not part of DEMOCRACY
Democracy 101 ,   even in Israel   (12.19.12)
it is criminal behavior an dpunished in any democracy - No country can allow it from citizens or (even more so) from a member of the government. There ARE limits in democracy and treason (traitorous behavior) is one of them.
10. Pals. in the Knesset
Noel Nesor ,   Israel-not Palestine   (12.19.12)
All members of the Knesset should swear to uphold the State of Israel as a homeland for the Jewish people and anyone else who accepts this concept without exeption. Zoabi, and her associates don't. She calls herself a Palestinian and does not accept Israel's legitimate existence.
11. So let her go and live in Gaza
Madeleine ,   Israel   (12.19.12)
Our knesset represents Israel and Israeli citizens. It ddeefinitely does not, nor should not, represent Palestinians. Putting it politely, that's a complete conflict of interests, or in other words, treason. There is no room in our Knesset for someone representing Palestinian interests, only Israeli interests.
12. #8: But Bibi told AIPAC we are a democracy!
David ,   Israel   (12.19.12)
That's why. Now you don't want to join Obama ans Sarkozi and call Bibi a liar do you?
13. Arabs should have representation
Tova ,   Canada   (12.19.12)
I may or may like it. Everygroup should have representation. We can't exclude people unless known they are involved in terrorist activies . If not Zoabi then someone else. Even Jews living outside of Israel are represented. In Canada we have alot of groups that hate Israel. The government is afraid of these groups. But we must not exclude someone just because. If not Zoabi - get someone else.
14. Why on earth would Israel WANT a generation of Palestinians
Vlad   (12.19.12)
In the Knesset?
15. No French...
PO ,   Ramat Gan   (12.19.12)
...are entitled to became Parlament members in Britain, no Italians are entitled to became MPs in German Parlament, no Spanish are entitled to became MPs in Poland. So why Zoabi wants PALESTINIANS to became member of Israel parlament is a mystery to me: do Palestinians have special privileges?
16. #6 Salma - a woman's weapon is her tongue
Miracle Dog ,   Israel   (12.19.12)
Whilst I don't doubt that your tongue is most capable, you neglect to mention other famous woman's weapons e.g. suicide bombs.
17. #6 She can represent you in Ramallah
Cynthia ,   US   (12.19.12)
On the Palestinian dime and on Palestinian benefits. She's not representing the Israeli Arabs and she's a traitor to Israel. Time to end the charade!
18. Zoabi may be disbarred...
M. Davison ,   Ra'anana, Israel   (12.19.12)
But her party can certainly run other candidates, perhaps candidates more representative of their own voters and not those of a hostile population with a government sworn to destroy the country that pays her salary. Even her own family members have signed petitions to Balad, demanding that she not run in the upcoming elections because she doesn't represent the people who vote for her. I wonder if Ahmad Tibi and his cohorts are just making noise, while hiding the fact that they didn't plan on giving her a relaistic place on the list this time, or hoping she would be disqualified by the committee, so they wouldn't have to do it, "for the good of the party"?
19. I got news for you buddie!
Taner ,   NYC   (12.19.12)
20 % of legal ISraeli citizens are Arab/Palestinian! So yes, she does not represent you right-wing loonies but her own constituency.
20. Palestinians should not be represented in Knesset!
Daniel ,   JM   (12.19.12)
Palestinians should not be represented in Knesset! They should be represented in the governments of PA or Hamastan! Knesset is a government of Israelis, Jews and Arabs alike. Except Zoabi does not represent Israeli arabs, by her own admission she represents palestinians. Her place is not in Israel, she should go and represent Salma in "the state of palestine", whatever that is and let Israeli Arabs represent Israeli Arabs.
21. Deport Zoabi ASAP
Avigdor Rudofsky ,   Syracuse, NY - US   (12.19.12)
Also deport all that support her including all of the Balad party. Enough was enough a long time ago. Ruthless has to start somewhere! Avi
22. #13 Tova: So you dod you describe.....
Dee Bee ,   Israel   (12.19.12)
Zoabi's actions on the Mavi Marmara when she assisted members if the IHH, a terrorists organization according to the USA,? If that wasn't Treason tne I don't know what is! I don't think she should be made in to a Martyr so she can vilify Isabel on that issue as well but it will also be a test of the Israel Arab population's loyalty to the country which feeds, them, educates their children, allows them the freedom that they would never get in any Arab country and provided them with social security and health services which, some say, are the best in the world.
23. #13 Tova you are out from context
Avram Goldsmith ,   Toronto, Canada   (12.19.12)
Israeli Arabs have their political right , unfortunally their rep are consider themself Palestenian Arabs and take advantage from democratic system to advance Palestenian agenda ( political terorism)so they called the fifth column, waiting fpr the chance to stab with the knife in your back
24. Zahalka, Tibi and their ilk....
Shish-kabob ,   US   (12.20.12)
... threaten not to participate in the elections! Scary, scary, scary....... How will the Knesset function without the Fifth Column in its midst? On the other hand, if it is their choice, nobody has the right to force them to have all the benefits of parliamentary immunity, free cars, salary. and the ability to vilify Israel as elected officials.They can also exercise their free right to renounce their Israeli citizenship or just go and drown in the sea. It's a democracy, for crying out loud. Way to go, boys! I am on your side!
25. Arab MKs the traitors
Next step send them to Arabia the land of the Arabs, and if the Europeans wants them, I will pay for their airfare to Europe one way only.
26. Zoabi is fairly good looking
BEN JABO (MACHAL) ,   ISRAEL   (12.20.12)
Ship her off to the Bunny ranch, they'll a bed just her size
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