Hyena in the Knesset

What happened in our Knesset today is unbelievable. In no Parliment of civilized nations would such a disgrace occur.

Acting like a wild hyena standing at the plenum, Hanin Zouabi, an Arab member of our Knesset, blasted Israeli soldiers as murderers who killed “innocent” people on the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara some years ago as the ship endeavored to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza. Her spiteful remarks produced a ruckus among members of the Knesset, the likes of which we have not seen before.

Zouabi took an oath of loyalty to the State upon her election to the Knesset. She has constantly lied and defiled her oath. She has betrayed the Jewish State which pays her salary. She has given aid and support to Palestinian terrorists who have maimed and murdered Israeli citizens. She honors them as martyrs for the freedom of Palestine from Israeli “occupation”.

On many occasions, Zoabi has been condemned by the Speaker of the Knesset and reviled by almost all the Jewish members in its hallowed chambers.

Freedom of speech and expression is guaranteed under Israeli law. But the traitorous defamation of the State cannot be allowed. Political correctness has no place under such circumstances.

In her hyena-like attacks today, a day when the Knesset approved the agreement signed between Israel and Turkey, she walked up to the plenum and asked for her right to address the members. Once there, she demanded that “you apologize for the murders you committed”. Not “we”, the State, but “you”, the young soldiers.

Her tongue is coated with the poisonous venom of Palestinians and many Israeli Arabs who take pleasure in condemning the nation in which they live before the eyes and ears of the world.

There is no place for Zouabi in our Knesset anymore. On several previous occasions attempts were made to suspend her from the Knesset, to remove her immunity and to take from her the rights and privileges which are given to every member of the Knesset. The punishment was always too brief.

But today she has once again crossed a red line in her deceit and hateful accusations. More than suspending her from our Knesset, I would wish that she be stripped of Israeli citizenship which she so despises and be sent to the West Bank or Gaza. There simply is no place in our country for traitors like Hanin Zouabi.

In his most passionate complaints about the Israeli government and its treatment of Arab citizens, another Arab member of the Knesset, Dr. Ahmed Tibi, frequently spewed hateful words but none so vehement as those spoken today by a hyena in the Knesset.

Hyenas are wild beasts found in forests and jungles. Some are found in protected cages in zoos.

But there is no place for hyenas in the parliments of nations. Zouabi must be ejected and evicted.

About the Author
Esor Ben-Sorek is a retired professor of Hebrew, Biblical literature & history of Israel. Conversant in 8 languages: Hebrew, Yiddish, English, French, German, Spanish, Polish & Dutch. Very proud of being an Israeli citizen. A follower of Trumpeldor & Jabotinsky & Begin.
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