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Riot breaks out after Zoabi hearing
Aviel Magnezi
Published: 27.12.12, 12:06
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1. Is it just my imagination or do Israeli Arabs...
Noodles ,   Coney Island   (12.27.12)
want their cake and eat it also?
2. Zoabi - I did no wrong!
Shsohieb ,   Migdal, Israel   (12.27.12)
OMG!!! Is she for real???? She should be tried as a traitor - good heavens if she is convinced that she did no wrong - then she shouldn't be allowed back into the Knesset (though she will be receiving a "pension" from the Zionist government - I don't hear her complaining about the oppressors money....)
3. Ban & Deport her!
I'm a Jew ,   Jerusalem   (12.27.12)
Let her be deported to Gaza or to Syria. May her name be cursed through eternity.
4. It all boils down to
Tim ,   Brighton   (12.27.12)
Wether or not she has broken the law - however obnoxious her views But it certainly begs the question Is she too embroiled and preoccupied representing the PA and Hamas to have time and commitment representing her own electorate in Israel? And do her loyalties to the PA and Hamas colour her judgement in representing her constituents? Well if you look at her actions and inflammatory statements that serve only to divide Israeli Society, that serve only to distort facts, that hinder Israeli Arab progress, that undermine multiculturasm - and the sheer arrogance with which she has behaved... At the very least she has failed and betrayed the very people who matter the people who voted her in
5. #4
Ali ,   State of PALESTINE   (12.27.12)
If she has failed the people who voted for her, as you proclaim, then let the vote her out of office. Makes perfect sense to me...To you ?!
6. This woman was in the Flotilla
Chen ,   Ariel, Israel   (12.27.12)
Where an Israeli soldier was stabbed in his back in order to be kidnapped and later negotiated on, so terrorists will be freed, and not only she did nothing about it, she praised his stabbers! She is not pro-Palestinian, she is anti-Israeli, and no anti-Israeli should server in the Israeli parliament. Sorry for any English mistakes.
7. Ban and deport the Knesset
BDSforever ,   Jerusalem   (12.27.12)
back to Brooklyn from whence it came
8. Zoabi
Joe ,   Israel   (12.27.12)
The woman is a traitor. Trying to destroy a legal blocade that Israel has instituted in order to protect its citizens from terrorist action, puts Zoabi directly in line with the terrorists. As such, being that Israel is in a state of war, she is nothing more than a traitor to the country in which she lives and prospers and should not only be thrown out of the Knesset, but should, in fact, be tried for treason.
9. Proud Israeli
Keren BR-IL ,   Israel   (12.27.12)
She is innocent. She has the right to say whatever she wants granted she represents her constituency. This is a democracy, this is not an obscure, Middle-East Arab country. We should be proud of our Legal system. The right wing is trying to convert us into an authoritarian regime, but Jewish values of democracy and human rights are stronger. We may not like Zoabi, but she lives in a free society and can say whatever she wants.
10. Treason
Sidney ,   USA   (12.27.12)
Section 3. Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.
11. I don't like Zoabi
Ethan Schwartz ,   Eilat   (12.27.12)
Kahane was rightfully banned from the Knesset, today there are extremest in the Knesset and running for the Knesset that make Kahane look moderate. Excluding Zoabi is the wrong thing to do.
12. #9
Mitchell Cohen ,   Gush Etzion, Israel   (12.27.12)
Keren (#9), Zoabi is NOT "innocent". Not because of what she said/says, but because of her ACTIONS. You can curse Israel all you want, but when you participate in deed against Israel (her participation in the "Flotilla") you give up your right to be in the Knesset (at the very least). Don't you think?!?!
13. #5. Agreed
Tim ,   Brighton   (12.27.12)
Assuming she has broken no laws Ali - let her electorate decide That said it is frustrating to the many people on both sides of the divide who are genuinely and quietly trying to bridge divisions, promote a peaceful resolution to the conflict, find common ground, teach our children respect for all....when she relishes in her finger pointing notoriety in doing quite the opposite
14. #5
Marcel ,   San Jose, Costa Rica   (12.27.12)
Of course, Ali. Let the people of Israel simply vote her out of office. That's what we're all used to seeing in Arab countries, aren't we, including the "State of Palestine"? I don't support Zoabi's actions nor her opinions but I think preventing her from speaking at the Knesset was a mistake by some MK and Reuven Rivlin did well in standing up for her rights. My biggest criticism of Hanin Zoabi is her criticizing Israeli policies from outside rather than from the inside. She is definitely not loyal to the country.
15. We are not yet Russia-put her on trial or shut up!
miki ,   tampa   (12.27.12)
16. 15- miki, TAMPA, what do you mean be we?
BEN JABO (MACHAL) ,   ISRAEL   (12.27.12)
You're in Tampa If tthis were Russian, she would have been put in the Gulag ages ago
17. zoabi should NOT be in the next Kesset, ben-ari MUST abide
Big Mouth ,   On the face   (12.27.12)
by the LAW.
18. #2 Shsohieb
DavidR ,   USA   (12.27.12)
Anyone with half a brain can see from Zoabi's actions that she is a trator who should be charged with treason, however nothing has been done. No charges have been filed. Then along comes Lieberman who did nothing but his job in appointing an Ambassador and he is charged with a crime. Can anyone smell the stench of corrupt left wing politics here? If not, you need to see a doctor. You have lost your sense of smell. You were correct in saying she is a traitor.
19. #5 ignorant
red ,   toronto, canada   (12.27.12)
not only do you claim to live in a non-existent "state" (there has never, ever been an arab state of "palestine"), but you don't understand anything about the Israeli system of proportional representation. (israel has more *arab* political parties than the palestinian anarchy, by the way, you silly troll.) NOBODY voted for zoabi - in israel you vote for the party, not the politician. and so long as zoabi is on the balad list, it is impossible to vote for balad without voting for the treasonous b*tch. (supporting your country's enemies is the definition of treason.) the next time she joins in an anti-israel flotilla, i hope she goes down with the ship.
20. In most nations Zoabi would charged with treason
Chaim Ben Kahan ,   Efrat, Israel   (12.31.12)
However in Israel traitors are allowed to run for parliment.
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