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Israel - MK Bishara resigns from Knesset at Cairo embassy (Excerpt) ^ | April 22, 2007 | Jack Khoury and Yoav Stern

Posted on 04/22/2007 4:12:32 AM PDT by HAL9000

Excerpt -

Israeli Arab Balad party chair MK Azmi Bishara resigned from the Knesset on Sunday, submitting his resignation at Israel's embassy in Cairo.

Bishara was quoted Saturday as saying in Egypt that he was considering staying abroad because he feared a long term jail sentence and an end to his political career.

A court-imposed gag order prohibits publication of suspicions against Bishara or details of police investigations into the allegations.

Israeli Ambassador to Egypt Shalom Cohen and his deputy, who were present when Bishara submitted the letter, confirmed that he had resigned.

Bishara, a fiery nationalist Arab lawmaker, left the country earlier this month. Bishara told a group of Egyptian intellectuals late Saturday that he might not return to Israel, to avoid a trial.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bishara; cairo; egypt; knesset

1 posted on 04/22/2007 4:12:34 AM PDT by HAL9000
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2 posted on 04/23/2007 4:30:28 AM PDT by SJackson (restoring the Jews to their homeland is a noble dream shared by many Americans, A. Lincoln)
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To: HAL9000

Good riddance to this “Arab nationalist.” Who needs him in Israel anyway?

3 posted on 04/23/2007 8:49:34 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fedora; Fred Nerks; KlueLass; ...
Orlev: 'Trojan horses' have infiltrated Knesset
Jerusalem Post staff
Apr. 25, 2007 16:02
NU/NRP chairman MK Zevulun Orleve said Wednesday that Israel must "capture" MK Azmi Bishara following the publication of allegations that he aided Hizbullah during the Second Lebanon War.

"The allegations against Bishara prove that Trojan horses serving a fifth column have infiltrated the Israeli Knesset," Orlev said. "The authorities must capture Bishara anywhere he tries to take cover, and bring him to trial in Israel."

4 posted on 05/02/2007 10:00:35 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Saturday, April 28, 2007.
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Siding with the enemy-
Nasrallah said he hadn’t meant for his rockets to slay Arabs - only Jews.
Jerusalem Post | 7-23-06
Posted on 07/23/2006 6:16:16 PM EDT by SJackson

Whbee added that he “cannot find a single Arab-list MK who’ll express any empathy for Israelis currently under fire.” Balad MK Azmi Bishara proves Whbee’s contention. In an interview with the BBC he refused to utter any criticism of Hizbullah, stressing that he regards himself “as one of the victimized people of the region,” and that the slain Nazareth children are to be “added to the list of victims of Israeli war crimes.”

[and going back further]

Arab Lies About the Middle East Conflict
Americans For A Safe | 01-5-01
Posted on 01/05/2003 9:55:49 AM EST by kiras

Israeli-Arab Knesset Member Azmi Bishara was almost as outspoken:  “If the Palestinians want a state, attacks like this help them,” he told an Egyptian television station yesterday.  Bishara refused to condemn the attack, saying afterwards, “I have always been against attacks against civilians - but never in the territories [Judea and Samaria]...  [These attacks] show that the desire for Palestinian resistance has not broken.”

5 posted on 05/02/2007 10:02:54 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Saturday, April 28, 2007.
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