ערכתי לאחרונה בתאריך 14.06.11 בשעה 15:49 בברכה, ליה
Why Does Israel Allow a Seditious Man To Serve … in the Knesset?
מדוע מתירה ישראל לערבי בוגדני ומסית לשרת בכנסת?
Judging from his comments, it might not take much digging to put together a charge of treason against Ibrahim Sarsur.
If the “Kach” or “Kahane Chai” parties are considered by the state of Israel to be “far right,” “terrorist,” “a danger to the state,” and are barred from the Knesset, then why is Ibrahim Sarsur of the”Ra’am-Ta’al” party allowed to keep his seat?
Ra’am Ta’al is a seditious Arab political party that spouts more rhetoric then any other extremist group in Israel, however they are left unfettered by the Knesset since Arab Islamist parties are considered viable political parties in the country.
Ibrahim Sarsur is an Israeli Arab politician and Knesset member, and is currently leader of the United Arab List. In April 2008 he stirred controversy when, following an Israeli air strike in the Gaza Strip which killed a woman and her four children, he compared the actions of Israel to those of the Nazis:
Israel’s killing of innocent people is reminiscent of some very dark times, including that of the Nazis.
This proved to be the least controversial thing to come from his mouth lately.
The Walid Shoebat Foundation has uncovered damning evidence in a video that what Sarsur says in English to a Western audience is far different from what he says in Arabic to his Arab constituents.
Sarsur, speaking in Arabic at Abdul Rahman’s club in Israel, openly praised Hezbollah for “defeating Israel.
” He also said he awaits seeing Hezbollah’s planners and strategists (whom he claims have a local presence) repeat their victory against his enemy Israel during the 2006 fiasco in Southern Lebanon:
There is a force in Southern Lebanon that proudly raised its head to challenge American and Israeli supremacy with a project that carries the seeds of dignity and is based on Islamic pillars and foundations and has a vision to manage the war with the enemy .
Its internal management is well designed to benefit the Umma . Then came the blow that ended in the humiliation through these fighters grinding the nose in the dirt of the number one power in the Middle East, that is Israel.
This defeat caused an earthquake measured ten on the Richter scale and on the political scale in Israel. The aftershocks continue from this great earthquake of 2006 until today.
There was none left from the Defense Minister, Interior Minister and Prime Minister. … Keep in mind, there is strength and strategic insight and presence locally and regionally for Hezbullah beginning in 2006 ’til today.
They are thinking on how to return this fear to Israel and how to destroy Israel’s deterrence which is the pillar of Israel’s continuation and if this happens — this means that the line will begin to point extremely downwards for Israel’s deterrence.
In another instance, Sarsur even called for all Muslim nations to attack and annihilate Israel altogether:
Muslims from Jakarta to Tangier , if they knew the importance of the Kaa’ba, they would not await a single moment to move to Al-Aqsa in order to liberate it.
planted this foreign object which does not fit in an eastern Islamic environment, planted it in its heart as to remain as a thorn in their side and a thorn in their throat in order to prevent their unity so as to stop this Islamic giant to take its position.
Sarsur’s vision for Israel is apocalyptic. He even called for an Islamic caliphate to replace Israel and to be centered in Jerusalem:
In Mecca sprouted the faith and in Jerusalem the caliphate will sprout, in Jerusalem, in the land of Palestine and in the end of days it will be the center of the caliphate and the land of resurrection and gathering.
Sarsur fought tooth and nail in order to ban any assimilation bill. The results of his resistance to integration can be seen on video taken in a school in Kufr Qra — the banner of the Islamic movement which Sarsur heads is clearly visible. Children from kindergarten age and up chant apocalyptic slogans:
O Allah, slaughter them. O Allah, make widows of Jewish women, make orphans of their children, disburse their families, give a dark day for all the Arabs that collaborate with them, O Allah do not lift a banner for the Jews and do not fulfill their goals, do not permit their banner to rise.
Sarsur’s community service has extended beyond little children. He has led the entire community of Jaljulia in “peaceful” marches in support of Gaza, with shouts demanding unity between Fatah and Hamas. Another video shows solidarity to his cause in the community of Baqa Al-Ghrabiyeh. A frenzied crowd of perhaps one hundred thousand:
Khaybar, Khaybar, O Jews, Muhammad’s army will return!
This is a reference to Mohammed’s massacre of the Khaybar Jews by decapitation. This vow to annihilate the Jews was not chanted in “Palestine” proper, Tehran, Damascus, or Cairo, but in Haifa.
Sarsur has clearly reneged on his oath to defend Israel.
How far will Israel go in allowing Islamists to help run the country?
Might Khaled Mesha’al, Hamas’ leader, qualify to join the Knesset?
Imagine such rhetoric from Keith Ellison, the only Muslim congressman serving in the U.S.: how quickly would he lose his seat? In pluralistic Israel, apparently even a jihadist can be a public servant.
1.Sad, but true. And he’s hardly the only one in the Knesset either. The Supreme Court overturns any attempt to ban radical Arab or Muslim parties.
And the radical politicians and organizations use public funds to fund their Nakba day events, and if you try to prevent them from using taxpayer money to fund events of rage and mourning over the “catastrophe” that is the foundation of Israel they scream Israel is turning into a fascist state, as if free speech means that we must not only tolerate their seditious activity, but also pay for it, pay with our taxes to promote our own destruction.
Furthermore, you can find Arabic translations of Mein Kampf in Israel, even in Tel Aviv.
In a poll taken a year or two ago 40% of Israeli Arab respondents said they don’t believe the holocaust ever happened.
There are also loyal and even pro-Israel Arabs, including Muslims. Some serve in the military. Some express their views openly, but I know many are afraid to.
In Israel people aren’t afraid to say the most extreme things against Israel and against Jews, including conspiracy theories, open support for enemies, lies, and the most extreme forms of defamation and libel, but Arabs who support Israel are often scared to speak up – scared not only from their next door neighbors, but from the Arabs in neighboring states that will kill them along with the Jews if they ever win a war.
And Muslims who know they have Jewish ancestry are afraid to admit it publically.
Things will only deteriorate since today Jews are afraid to visit some Arab towns and neighborhoods where Jews were attacked or stoned and it’s really a financial catastrophe for Arab businesses that depend on Jewish customers.
The relations between Jews and Arabs are becoming increasingly hostile.
I live in a city where there are many Muslims and it’s one of the places where coexistence is still mostly peaceful. Certainly in my neighborhood there are no problems at all and relations are friendly.
But as the Arab, and particularly the Muslim, community is increasingly radicalized through the education system, Arab media, mosques, radical movementes and politicians, their rallies, events and general atmosphere I wonder how long will that last.
In the end there won’t be any liberalism left in the world since liberal states have reached a point that they tolerate and even fund their own enemies and the enemies of liberalism and thereby facilitate their own destruction and replacement by illiberal political order
I would add to our Orwellian nightmare the following-due to the toxic ‘marriage’ between the leftist justice system and their NGO counterparts, (which are funded mostly by Euro leftists, in the forefront are Peace/Death NOW and the New Israel Fund) there is a continual racist, biased incitement against Jewish nationalists.
This is how it has come to pass that Kahane was thrown in jail for stating the obvious-that the Arabs posed a mortal threat to the state - not all, but many.
-YET Arab Mk’s can spew sedition and enjoin with the enemy and be a part of the Knesset.
Delusional does NOT even begin to cover our tragic state of affairs.
In fact, if one reviews the website of Honenu, Israel’s leading legal aid non-profit upholding the rights of Jewish patriots, one will find OVERWHELMING evidence of anti-Jewish discrimination against Jewish patriots.I refer the readers to
and they can judge for themselves.
Moreover, I have assisted this most worthwhile organization and know that their facts are impeccable.
So, if one is still left scratching their head pondering how/why Israel tolerates anti-Zionist Members of Knesset who indeed aid the enemy,one need look no farther than the strangle hold exerted by the left over Israel’s (in)justice system, educational system, cultural and media forums.
Of course, if one is an Arab in Israel the system works just fine…..despite their MANY protestations/whining to the contrary.
Short of committing national suicide they will NEVER be satisfied!!
The Israeli Courts are self perpetuating oligarchies.
They are an incestuous fiefdom of self electing/selecting judges who brook NO dissent from leftist orthodoxy.
Ex Chief Judge Aaron Barak was the main social engineer behind our runaway Court system.
Beinisch was his protege and keeps it going.
In a very real sense, it is the Israeli Court system which acts in the service of the real powerbrokers in Israel-a small cadre of leftist business empires run by a group of VERY powerful families.
Under the veneer of democracy a real duality has emerged-those who refuse to toe leftist goals are deemed ‘ideologically’ unfit and are targeted.
Mind you, Islamists are handled with kid gloves.Jewish patriots-not so much.
for further edification to all readers who are seriously interested in understanding the crazy dichotomy of Israel’s leftist policies,most especially how they impact its justice system) please go to –
I’ve read enough to be utterly disgusted by Israel’s judiciary.
Apparently, Jews are dhimmi even in Israel.
I continue to think that the only way to eliminate the problem is for the Knesset to abolish the current judiciary and start over with an entirely new one that is bound by legislative and executive decisioins of the Knesset. Otherwise, this judicial tyranny will only get worse.
2.It’s also a leftist/multiculturalist thing as in the US today; tolerate and have understanding of differing viewpoints (since all viewpoints are valid) except a reality-based one, which is, of course, racist/bigoted/sexist/xenophobic/homophobic/ Islamophobic and must be shunned and silenced at all costs in the name of free speech.
3.This article shows the madness of the Israeli mindset. Israel appears to be its own worst enemy.
From its re-establishment in 1948, they have always allowed “Israeli” Arabs to serve in the Knesset.
These Arabs preach the extinction of Israel from the Knesset itself.
No other country would allow this to go on.
It seems that Israel is on a suicide campaign.
Kahane was practically boycotted whenever he spoke in the Knesset, and as Mr. Shoebat points out, was banned.
Not so with the Arabs who are in the Knesset. How do you speak to an enemy that openly calls for your extinction?
4.If Israel were to take any action against this man’s behaviour Bibi would hear the screams of Apartheid State from the Beltway, along with all the other clichés used against his country.
The West’s hypocrisy is profound.
5.Western democracies have to realize the damage activist judges do, and set up a process of dismissing them.
Leftists have delusions of being intellectually and morally superiour, which makes them unsuitable as judges or journalists
6.Israel suffers from what I’ve called a “radical democracy” promoted and defended mostly from the left.
Sedition and treason may be crimes in the law books, but in practice they’re just words in the dictionary.
Parliamentary immunity still reigns in the Knesset, protecting people like MK Zoabi who participated in last year’s Gaza flotilla from prosecution.
Israel’s unique system of proportional representation means
And those appointed to the courts are a self-selected bunch, with liberal/left-wing judges promoting others like themselves with limited input from a public that, as in the US, is primarily center-right.
One sees this madness in the response to proposed legislation to disqualify partisan and ideological NGOs from being provided volunteers under the rubric of “national service” – the small, civilian alternative to IDF service.
7.It never fails to make me chuckle when arabs refer to Jews as Nazis. Arabs are totalitarian supremacists like Nazis. They want to kill Jews like Nazis. Arabs sided with the Nazis . Next to their “holy” book of murder; the koran, Adolph Hitler’s “Mein Kamph” is the second best-seller in all of towel-headland.
8.I do think Kahane was not only correct, but prophetic and was criminalized for saying so- in fact any post I even advocate for his idea of population transfer, even here at Jewish sites I am often banned - his name so muddied.
The knee jerk reaction to his common sense solution is overwhelming-it seems the world is more than happy to do ethnic cleansing if it means removing JEWS from their mandated lands- Gaza, Jordan, Sinai and Iran Yemen Iraq Lebanon Egypt- instead they are blamed incessantly for what they have not done but has been done to them-
As an American I can’t really condemn ISarel for not hanging it’s traitors and openly seditious members, as my country does the same- EU UK Sweden Netherlands all “tolerate” the Islamo-Nazis of today in our midst- allowing them total freedom to operate as well- and refusing to admit ISLAM is not a religion like others, but a cult of racial supremacist militaristic colonizers and conquistadors.
We allow them to hide behind discrimination laws meant for RACIAL categories- ISLAM is not a race- the longer I see it in action, the more I hear from Muslims, the more I am convinced it is a mental illness with no cure, and sadly it is contagious- USA EU left/lib/peaceniks are susceptible and contaminated by it and 100% BLIND to it’s effects, ignorant of it’s history and unwilling to ACt before it’s too late.
Too busy trying to pretend they are “doing good, being tolerant, giving humanitarian concern”.
I have lost any hope in mankind changing before it’s too late
I have noticed that those on the left have fallen in love or at least become infatuated with “openended so called democratic procedures”, “freedom of speech” and “freedom of activities” no matter the deadly and other repugnant consequences. We all know what happens to people when they become truly infatuated.
I have noted that JPost has a current article about four MKs, each from a different political party, making a proposal to the Knesset that NGOs which, in their opinions, continually demonize the state of Israel, no longer be allowed state funding as well as possibly incurring other disciplinary punishments.
This, in and of itself, is a progress
I also note that MK Zoabi has had her travel privileges rescinded since taking part in the Mavi Mamara flotation sequence. Again, a start but certainly not sufficient.
I often wonder whether a large segment of the Jewish population actually has a death wish.
Certainly, in Israel, we are so out front about allowing such disturbing activities all in the name of democracy.
Its root may lie with Ben Gurion who wanted to establish a nation “like all other nations” meaning a state based on a western European model.
Unfortunately, Ben Gurion did not comprehend the Arab mentality and, furthermore, he wasn’t sufficiently in touch with the cultural and territorial context which surrounded enveloped ISRAEL.
Back to the Jewish mentality, mostly found in the Ashkenazim, there is a certain need to “prove” that we are morally better than others. The need is so strong that we continually bend over backwards to prove and maintain our desires.
This need to “prove” comes from our fear that unless we bend to the perceived will of the Gentile world, we will be hated by them.
This psychological perspective can be understood by comprehending the full extent of the Stockholm Syndrome.
Not only can Jewish self-loathers be understood from this unfortunate perspective but, in a sense, so can the Israeli leftists and appeasers.
In other words, the Stockholm Syndrome may be ascribed, in part, to those Jews who allow, even fight for, the right of the internal Arab population to not only offend us but to advocate our destruction.
By being so “good”, by appeasing, bowing and scraping, our hopes are that the Gentile world will come to accept, if not love, us.
Of course, it is the opposite which occurs. The more we appease and allow, the more we are disrespected and the more we place ourselves at risk.
One more item: In Israel, I reside with my family in Gush Etzion. There, on the Yishuv, I have found the clearest expression of what it means to be a Jew.
The people are purposeful, self-reliant, committed and tough.
They form the backbone of the Jewish nation.
Perhaps their very presence as warriors is what occasions such fear and irrational hatred in the leftist population of Jews both in Israel and in the diaspora