Skip to comments.Keep Them Out Of Knesset (YB MK Esterina Tartman On Keeping Arab Traitors Out Of Knesset Alert)
Posted on 07/02/2008 7:27:40 PM PDT by goldstategop
The basic duty of every state is to guarantee its security and protect its citizens, and the loyalty of citizens to their state constitutes an essential pillar in maintaining a mechanism that would safeguard our home. Therefore, no country in the world allows its citizens to travel to enemy states without a permit; moreover, no country allows those who act in a way that raises reasonable suspicion of undermining national security to be elected to Parliament.
Israel, a state that is still fighting for its existence and liberty and which has a unique and complex character because of hostility abroad and at home, must undertake acts that safeguard it against the dangers. At the same time, we must be considerate of the fact that a Muslim minority lives in our country, and for humanitarian reasons allow members of this minority to travel to states where their relatives reside. Indeed, Israel approves thousands such requests.
However, those who blatantly refrain from seeking a permit or those who were refused yet still traveled to an enemy state are acting in a provocative manner vis-à-vis the state, show contempt to it, and encourage rejection of the obligatory rules of conduct. Even if the motive is merely scoring some media points, and even if the intention is merely to display leadership, this harms Israel. Such person poses danger to the state, and certainly does not deserve to serve in parliament.
In the past, we already saw flawed statements and conduct by our elected officials. For example, Knesset Member Wasil Taha claimed in July 2007 that the abduction of Gilad Shalit is not a terror act, and suggested that the Palestinians adopt the military way in their struggle against the State of Israel. He also said that Israel is delusional if it thinks it can defeat Hizbullah we should bring victory to our people under siege.
In January 2007, MK Ahmad Tibi said: I call on Fatah and Hamas unite, unite, unite. National unity is the guarantee for the struggle against the occupation and the manner through which you will thwart the occupations schemes. Remember, the homeland has not yet been liberated.
Silence empowers our enemies Those were not declarations made by members of the Syrian or Iranian regime, but rather, by elected officials serving in the Israeli Knesset, while being present at conventions and rallies that among other things called for the elimination of Israel. Yet we remained silent, and our silence is our weakness. Our silence empowers our enemies. Therefore, the time has come to restore some sanity and stop this process.
An elected official who travels to an enemy state under the guise of political activity is in fact deceiving Israeli authorities. Such an official cannot decide on his own to serve as a state representative. Such trip, meant to promote security interests or foreign relations, can only be made with the Prime Ministers approval. These types of visits constitute a provocation against the state, and serve to encourage the armed struggle and terror acts against it.
We should not naively believe that those elected officials, who took part in rallies calling for Israels destruction and hugged with our greatest enemies, only traveled abroad in order to eat hummus or pick strawberries. The new legislation can our boost national strength and restore some of our dignity as a people.
Of course, this thread wouldn't do without the obligatory picture - gotta lot love female conservatives :)
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
“Therefore, no country in the world allows its citizens to travel to enemy states without a permit”—but we do...
i guess we could say the same thing about demonrats in our congress (STDs = Socialist Traitor Democrats)
Keep the Jewish traitors out too.