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Watch girl spit at MK Ahmad Tibi
Moran Azulay
Published: 31.12.12, 15:11
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1. Disgraceful
Ferdinand ,   France & Israel   (12.31.12)
That is disgraceful behaviour by the girl. We can, and we should, counter Tibi - but with words. With calm, logic and reasoned arguments. He or she who loses temper or who takes to violence has also lost the argument. Of course Israel should use force against force, but none of us should ever use force or violence when the other discusses. We do not have to agree, but we can reasonably expect of ourselves and of others to behave.
2. Disgusting
PersianJew ,   Holon   (12.31.12)
is she a lady or a farm animal ?
3. Just another brain washed right wing zombie
David ,   Haifa, Israel   (12.31.12)
Violence is their only language. Whether you agree or disagree with the politics and political opinion of MK Tibi, this is no way to behave. She should be ashamed of her actions.
4. Totally uncalled for behaviour
A Jerusalemite ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (12.31.12)
A dialogue of two sides was presented. One can agree or disagree. One can state one's opinions. One is free to demonstrate, but to spit is totally uncalled for behaviour. It is up to society to teach our youngsters how to behave in a democracy. Hopefully this girl will be identified and taught a lesson in the right of all to state their opinions. Democracy is: "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it"." (Evelyn Beatrice Hall re: Voltaire)
5. only in Israel can debates be so interesting
zionist forever   (12.31.12)
Only in Israel to we get this kind of madness. A while back an MK from Yisrael Beitanu threw a glass of water on a Druze MK Radical arabs like Tibi & Zouabi who take great pleasure in making themselves unpopular. Radical haredi who give religion a bad name through their stupid antics. We don't all like each other, we can be very rude to each other but its never dull and there is always going to somebody who either makes you laugh or annoys the hell out of you.
6. Violence
Michael ,   Haifa   (12.31.12)
Violence appears to be endemic for a great number of right-wingers - from the murder of Arlozoroff through the murder of Rabin to countless other examples, past and present. The mutual hatred between right and left has always existed, but it appears that the right's conversion of hatred into violence is more frequent than the reverse.
7. classless act. soon....
Eldad ,   New York, USA   (12.31.12)
...Erdogan will invite her for breakfast
8. She will go on spitting in her promissed career too
wael Yousef ,   Hebron ,Palestine   (12.31.12)
This is the ugly face of the Israeli political system
9. 7
zionist forever   (12.31.12)
Only if they sit at opposite ends of a very long table ... Erdogan doesn't want her spitting in his corn flakes.
10. Be a Light...
Edwin ,   Canada   (12.31.12) showing us by example. The video shows something that appears more like what one might see in the Ukraine, or some such antipodal republic!
11. to #4
kapriza ,   tsafon   (12.31.12)
" It is up to society to teach our youngsters how to behave in a democracy." I don't condone this behavior for a second, but look at the sick example our society is setting for these youngsters: verbal and physical violence in the Knesset, haredim spitting on little girls and throwing rocks at secular people, politicians abusing power and committing crimes in office, etc. This is what we're teaching them, so why are we surprised when they behave this way?
12. Oh the horror!!! Imagine the reverse in an Arab country.
Jake ,   USA   (12.31.12)
A Jewish traitor in parliament confronted by patriotic Arab students would be lynched.
13. disgraceful but
Dan ,   Tel Aviv, Israel   (12.31.12)
It is disgusting to spit at someone but let's get real. I was in the audience and I wanted to spit on him too.
14. Not nice
15. The disgrace is to give Tibi a platform
Norbus ,   Jerusalem   (12.31.12)
at all when the man advocates Jewish Genocide and would be happy to see us dead and thrown into the sea. I would not spit on him, but on those who invited him
16. Dan # 13
A Jerusalemite ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (12.31.12)
The point is that you wanted to but didn't. This girl must learn that much as we hate what is said it does not give us the right to use physical violence against speech.
17. A Spit or a Spat?
Hertzel ,   Tveria   (12.31.12)
I wish she had hit his ugly face, too bad his Israeli body guard got all of it. This man would have been shot a long time ago in any other arab society, if he was a jew in a syrian say, parliament speaking for the destruction of the Alewites regime..... guess what ..... He should be tried for treason, and thus Israeli girls is a hero, NOT A RADICAL, (this last line is for the writer, a new and inexperienced trying to make a story out of nothing)
18. "Tibi belongs in Gaza, not Israel!"
Benny ,   Iran   (12.31.12)
Ship this terrorist inciter out of Israel & let him rot in Hamastan or Syria.
19. non-other accepting country
marek ,   westbank   (12.31.12)
and you claim that Palestinians do not want dialog.. even a sense of proud can be smelled by the media reporting it.
20. Shame is a male didn't do it
BEN JABO (MACHAL) ,   ISRAEL   (12.31.12)
He could have saturated him completely
21. Freedom of Speech has its limits !
Barbara ,   Haifa Israel   (01.01.13)
Take married couple; they cannot say every tidbit that they wish to say. A wise person would think before talking, knowing that certain statements will incite rebelliousness and hatred. I am sure Tibi - if he had thought out carefully what to say - would not have had all this hullabaloo. Israelis are willing to listen to the Arab side as long as Arabs don't step on our sensitivities.
22. Most nations would string up likes of Tibi for treason.
Chaim ,   Israel   (01.01.13)
The behavior of this young woman is perfectly understandable. The real disgrace is that Israel pays homage to this despicable enemy of Israel - Tibi. Almost any other state would have strung the likes of Tibi up for treason long ago.
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