Thursday, September 14, 2006
Israeli Arab MKs in Lebanon for 'solidarity mission'
Yes, that's right. It is against Israeli law for any citizen to visit a hostile nation, unless there is special permission from the prime minister or the minister of the interior. Violating this law is punishable with up to four years in prison. Well, it seems that three Arab Israeli MKs visited Lebanon and Syria to express solidarity with the 'victims of the war.' They claimed they did not speak with Hizballah, but what they did is bad enough. This is repulsive and repugnant. It is repulsive for many reasons. 1) It flat out breaks Israeli law. They should be punished for that reason alone. 2) They are visiting a nation Israel just finished a war with, and expressed solidarity with the 'victims of war.' Imagine if German American Congressmen visited Germany after WWII and expressed solidarity with the victims of the war? Can you imagine the outcry? The justified outcry? 3) The 'victims of war' were in fact often Hizballah supporters. Alan Dershowitz wrote a great article explaining how the Lebanese as a people are not victims. It is disgraceful and disgusting that MKs would commit such a treasonous activity. The fact that they are Arab Israeli MKs only adds fuel to the fire of suspicion that Arab Israelis have to deal with in Israel. These MKs should be tried to the full extent of the law, and possibly even jailed. I also think that, at minimum, their status as legislators should be taken away, and they should be stripped of their MK status. This kind of activity cannot be tolerated. They are NOT representing the Arab Israeli population by engaging in these activities. Au contrare, they are hurting the very cause they seek to advance. They should be ashamed of themselves.