MK Chaneen Zoabi wrote on Twitter “The residents of Gaza will not give up because they are right.” I argue that the people in Gaza won’t stop for they are driven by hatred, not by being right. Their goal is genocide.
Now, if an MK said “Hitler was right,” could s/he stay MK? Any self-respecting Israeli must reject this support for genocide and Jew hatred.
She is entitled to her opinion, but moral depravity in members should give the Knesset the ability to remove them from their ranks.
One would like to commend Zoabi on her well-spoken-ness or smartness or charm. On that she dares to speak her mind as a woman in traditional Arab society. But her just speaking hatefully, prevents us from doing so.
She’s no doubt elected by mostly Muslim Arab Israelis and if they want one thing, it’s respectability. (Jews are foremost interested in peace. Each to their own predilection.) But she rather shames and disgraces them – and the whole of the Left-wing opposition.
I don’t want to hear of people who reject her out of racism – “What do you expect of Arabs” and that kind of garbage. If all Arabs were the problem, why are we only talking about Zoabi?!
And don’t tell me that you won’t reject Zoabi ’cause you’re not as Right-wing as I am. Rejecting genocide isn’t connected to political orientation.
We don’t need anti-Semites in the Knesset to prove that we are a real democracy. Racists are not allowed to stand for office. Neither should Jew haters. And she’s really not a borderline case.
Many Israeli politicians (but not all!) when emotional, spice up debates with epithets as Nazi and Racist, etc. I don’t and I hope I won’t. Here I use such words but not lightly or from an overflowing angry heart.
She’s insignificant in any analysis but until she mends her way (don’t hold your breath – big anti-Semites never do), no one should tolerate such evil in their midst. She should be peacefully removed from any place that wants to retain any respectability. She will not be missed.
How come Rabbi Kahane (who didn’t preach violence) was ousted and (terrorist-praising) Zoabi not? We don’t need to bend over backward so far that we stand up straight again. A little self-respect would go a long way.