Meretz leader equates Lapid to racist Beitar fans
Roi Mandel
Published: 28.01.13, 18:33
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1. The woman is dumb
Taxpayer ,   Hod Hasharon   (01.28.13)
Meretz cane try till the cows come home to form a blocking block with 59 members against 61 forthe government but it just won't work - the idea is almost as stupid as Meretz's economic program
2. Here they go again
Ferdinand ,   Israel & France   (01.28.13)
It's getting hard to take anything Meretz say seriously these days, they seem to be more interested in media attention through outrageous claims.
3. Chechens are not Arabs
Bluegrass Picker ,   Afula   (01.28.13)
Ms Meretz will next be calling the Cherkassim as Arabs. Both Chechens & Cherkassim are neither arab-descent not Arabic-speakers. Ms Meretz is the one descending into stereotyping!!
4. Hanin Zoabis works against Israel why would anyone want her
Eric ,   Tel Aviv & NY   (01.28.13)
to be in the leading government?
5. How about a new hairdresser?
michael Pielet ,   Israel   (01.28.13)
I oppose everything this lady stands for. Her family were probably communists in Lithuania in late 1939 allied with the Russians oppressing the Jews. When the Wehrmacht arrived they ran away with the Russian army to Siberia. After the war they came to Israel to further oppress the Jews.
6. In israel a non-jew is a non-human.
Racist israel   (01.28.13)
7. More BS from Marxist Self Hating Lunatic, Galon
Israeli Joker ,   Promised Land   (01.28.13)
Do Meretz supporters suffer from Stockholm Sydrome? Irrespective of Stockholm, they ARE responsible for Oslo.
8. Zuabi's racist, anti-Semeitic behavior
Golan ,   modiin   (01.28.13)
is not something Lapid looks away from. Gal-on should be ashamed of herself for her serially looking away from Arab racism, Arab extremism, and Arab refusal (just like a certain segment of Haredim) to join the Israeli public. It is not the state that excludes the Arabs, but rather segments of the population. This same segment spits on Haredi soldiers, Arab soldiers, Muslim soldiers. Haredi workers, Arab workers, Muslim workers trying to better their lives. The problem is sectarianism incited by people like Zuebi, and Gal-on who acts as a fig leaf is part of the problem.
9. She speaks the truth
Giora Me'ir ,   USA   (01.28.13)
Easier to villify her than to consider the validity of her argument.
10. Actually he has been very polite
S Judah ,   Jerusalem   (01.28.13)
when you consider the vile comments and behaviour of Zoabi who would surely not be seen or hrard from in the rest of the Middle East and more if she behaved likewise there. Next, Lapid is no lefty, if you read his comments closely, he is quite the nationalist all be it not a religious one.
11. Anti-Islam sentiment is rising in the UK
Mark ,   London, UK   (01.28.13)
There is an unpleasant sentiment in UK against the minority within the muslim community who make no effort to integrate, trash our values and treat other communities with disrespect. On the other hand, there is disquiet lest this roll out to the whole community with the risk of setting one sector against another. Notwithstanding all I read on Ynet comments, jews are seen to sit in the mainstream community, along with catholics, quakers, buddhists and many others who rub along very nicely together. Is this any different to Israel?
12. Two thumbs up for Lapid!
Jake   (01.28.13)
As far as I am concerned, Gal-On's stinging criticism of Lapid is a ringing endorsement for him. Anyone hated by the Left must be doing something right. So nice to see that the media term "center left bloc" is nothing but a mirage. And we all know whom she is trying to protect when she attacked the principle of "equal share of the burden". Lapid's description of the the leftist factions as "Haneen Zoabis" is hilariously appropriate...not that they have will have any power to obstruct.
13. #9 - let me tell you about the Arab parties .
Michael Redbourn ,   Arad Israel   (01.28.13)
None of the Arab parties try to help the Arabs in any way shape or form. They are simply anti-Israel, so why would any Israeli party that respects and cares for its country join with Arab parties? I asked a couple of Bedouin friends before the elections which Arab party they were going to vote for and they said, "None of them because none of them do anything for us". People like Gal-On are worse than pathetic and she and her ilk are similar to Peace Now, B'zelem and other groups that would happily give Israel away in the name of socialsim.
14. #1, Meretz doesn't have a bloc of 59 members
Jake   (01.28.13)
That's the point. Lapid is part of the 61 + 19 center-right bloc. NOT the 59 -19 leftist-Arab bloc.
15. #9 Her argument has been considered...and deemed invalid
Jake   (01.28.13)
No equal share of the burden (including for Arabs), no equal rights. The people have spoken.
16. Meretz is plain despicable.
Chaim ,   Israel   (01.28.13)
Meretz, which repreesents a tiny minority of Israel, seeks to inflict its warped views on everyone. Meretz is plain despicable. It represents the ever growing desperation of the Israeli left. Virtually every intelligent person has deserted the left.
17. Dear lady,please wake up!This is the Land of
olim hadashim ,   tel aviv/israel   (01.28.13)
Israel in 2013 and not Russia in 1882.
18. Meretz Leader is a raving nut case & embarrassment
steve ,   tel aviv, Israel   (01.28.13)
19. #11 You let this happen to yourselves
A ,   Belgium   (01.28.13)
the same as most of the countries in Western Europe. However, if its possible to judge Englands attitude towards Judaism and Israel by the disgusting cartoon in the Sunday Times, and the hateful comments by MP David Ward, than it doesn't seem that Jews are anywhere to be seen in your so-called "mainstream community"., except as targets of centuries old hatred by the British people.
20. Gal-On has no clue.
Jerusalem Jew ,   Jerusalem   (01.28.13)
It's time for Gal-On to move to Gaza and take Hanin Zuabi with her.
21. Who is she fooling? Zubai is despised
Avi   (01.28.13)
Not because she's arab, but because of her actions and ideology
22. Meretz and Gal-On
jeremy ,   hula valley kibbutz   (01.29.13)
And the circus goes round and round. Meretz is all ready showing they are drunk over doubling their MP seats. However, Gal-On you are waisting your breath, The Arab parties don't deserve to be a part of the government, all they do is work to bring down the goverment and don't support the country that allows them to talk freely
23. Meretz and the tactics of the fascists and communits
Ron ,   Melbourne, Australia   (01.29.13)
Here we go again with the usual tactic. If you do not agree with someone then trying to work your way by open debate is not the solution - not for Meretz - it is name calling and labeling someone - it is the tactics of fanatics. All she need to conclude that he is a racist was his view that Hanin Zobais is not a person he wants to be involved with. For that he is a racist. Amazing. Welcome to the world of Meretz politics and fanaticism
24. will galon or this newspapwe
charles   (01.29.13)
ever condemn zoabi or other terrorism?
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