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  • MK strips outer clothing in protest of miniskirt ban

    12/14/2016 3:36:16 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/12/16 | Hezki Baruch
    Video MK Manuel Trajtenberg joined in an impromptu protest Wednesday morning at the entrance to the Knesset building, stripping in solidarity with several female parliamentary aides unhappy with the legislature’s new dress code.The code, which sets standards for acceptable dress in the country's parliament building, was issued earlier this month. According to the new rules, both visitors and employees are prohibited from wearing the following pieces of clothing in the Knesset building: tank tops, cropped tops, shorts, ripped pants, clothing bearing explicitly political slogans, flip flops, and miniskirts. Those changes did not sit well with several young aides to Knesset...
  • Arab MKs suspended for visit with terrorists' families

    02/08/2016 11:11:38 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    inn ^ | 2/816 | Cynthia Blank
    The Knesset Ethics Committee ruled on Monday night to suspend three Arab Knesset members following a public uproar over their meeting with the families of terrorists who committed murderous attacks against Israelis. MKs Hanin Zoabi and Basel Ghattas were suspended for a period of four months, while MK Jamal Zahalka was suspended for two months. All three are members of the Joint List's Balad faction. The three Knesset members will be barred from attending the Knesset plenum until the end of the winter session, but will still be able to vote there and in committee meetings. In the meeting last...
  • Watch: Passerby Gives Hanin Zoabi a Piece of His Mind

    07/01/2014 2:13:11 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/7/14
    The past few days haven't been easy for Balad MK Hanin Zoabi. After exercising her "moral duty" to openly sympathize with the kidnapper-murderers of three Israeli teenagers, she has faced an angry backlash from fellow MKs, been served a mock "deportation order" - and could face a very real police investigation - been kicked out of a restaurant and effectively disowned by her extended family. Now, it turns out she's been heckled by a member of the public, too. In a video uploaded to Facebook last month, a man confronts the radical Arab MK and calmly gives her a piece...
  • Watch: 'Traitor' MK Zoabi Gets Kicked Out of a Restaurant

    06/24/2014 3:14:28 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/6/14
    Knesset Chairman MK Yuli Edelstein (Likud) may have said Monday that he can't dismiss Arab MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad) from the Knesset for her shocking comments justifying the abduction of three Israeli teenagers - but one plucky restaurant owner decided to dismiss her from his establishment. In a video filmed on a cell phone, the Arab MK can be seen being kicked out by the owner, who called her "traitor" several times in the course of the interchange. Video At the start of the video, the owner can be heard asking Zoabi sarcastically if they don't have his restaurant in...
  • Dozens Ascend Temple Mount in Solidarity with Feiglin

    06/27/2013 1:24:28 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/6/13
    Dozens of Jews went up on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Thursday, as a sign of solidarity with Deputy Knesset Speaker Moshe Feiglin, who has been barred from making the ascent since being elected. Feiglin prayed with them at dawn and praised their efforts next to a menorah (candelabra) for the Third Temple, next to one set of stairs that leads from the Jewish Quarter of the Old City down to the Western Wall Plaza. Muslims who waited for the Jews on the holy site greeted them with the call of Allahu Akbar [G-d is great; often a precursor to...
  • Israeli-Arab MK: Independence celebrations like dancing on blood

    04/16/2013 9:27:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 4/16/13 | Aaron Kalman
    Israel’s Independence Day celebrations are seen by Palestinians as dancing on their blood and ignoring their tragedy, Jamal Zahalke of the Balad party said Tuesday at a demonstration near Umm al-Fahm in northern Israel. He was speaking at an event, the 16th March of Return, in which the Nakba, Arabic for “catastrophe,” associated with the establishment of Israel and the uprooting of Palestinians from certain villages, is commemorated. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign up! The Israeli-Arab legislator blamed the government for the ongoing tragedy and bloodshed of the...
  • More details: Breaking down the IHOP indictment (money laundering, illegal immigrants and more)

    05/24/2012 2:19:32 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 8 replies
    Toledo News Now ^ | 5/23/12 | Nick Bade
    The 65 page indictment unsealed Wednesday outlines a massive conspiracy to defraud employees, IHOP corporate, investors, the Internal Revenue Service and federal, state and local law enforcement. Background Prior to 2003, Tarek Elkafrawi owned and operated two IHOP franchises; one in Decatur, Illinois and the other in Evansville, Indiana. During his time in Decatur, the indictment alleges, Elkafrowi began a social friendship with Autumn Lee Tangas, an employee of IHOP Corporate in Decatur. Between 2003 and 2006 Elkafrawi purchased, either entirely or in partnership with other investors, 6 other IHOP franchises. Those stores are located in Toledo (2), Holland, Findlay,...
  • US Still Stonewalling MK Ben Ari on Visa

    02/21/2012 2:02:53 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/2/12 | Gavriel Queenann
    MK Dr. Michael Ben Ari (National Union) has been waiting for a visa to visit the United States for some time, but the State Department refuses to issue him one. This is despite pressure from Israel's Foreign Ministry to allow Ben Ari to visit the US in order to attend conferences, including one slated to start in New York on Wednesday. It has been widely speculated that the US refusal was based on Ben Ari's affiliation with the late Rabbi Meir Kahane and his banned Kahane Hai party. However, Ben Ari told Arutz Sheva on Tuesday that the US embassy...
  • Italy's MK Fiamma Nirenstein:"Islam Does Not Like Christians"

    10/22/2010 1:10:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    inn ^ | 10/22/10 | Elad Benari
    Jewish Italian MP Fiamma Nirenstein was reconfirmed this week as Vice President of Italy’s Foreign Affairs Committee. In addition, she was also appointed an official consultant on Israel and the international Jewish communities by Italian Foreign Minister Frattini. Earlier this week, Nirenstein commented on Christian leaders who criticize Israel yet ignore violence by Arabs. She pointed out that “Islam does not like Eastern Christians: it has forced them to flee and now they account for only 6% of the population in the Mideast”, and added that the only country where the number of Christians has grown is Israel, where 163,000...
  • For Burris, Supreme Court appeal may be too little, too late

    09/21/2010 5:45:42 AM PDT · by libstripper · 31 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 20, 2010 | Pete Williams
    The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to throw Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL) a lifeline in his struggle to get his name on the ballot so that he can stay in the U.S. Senate for the next few months, through the end of the current Congress. Justice Stephen Breyer, to whom the case was directed, suggested that the case simply comes too late.
  • ‘Boycott Britain,’ Suggests Kadima MK (Israel)

    07/28/2010 7:44:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    inn ^ | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Kadima Knesset Member Ronit Tirosh has called on government officials to stop flying British Airways and has suggested an Israeli boycott of British goods. Knesset Speaker Ruby Rivlin of the Likud backed her idea. MK Tirosh's initiative is in retaliation for the British government’s recommendation that its Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs label Jewish products made in Judea and Samaria as "Israeli settlement produce." It also suggested that non-Jewish goods be accompanied by the description "Palestinian produce." The British department stated that traders would be committing an offense if they declared produce from the area as "produce...
  • (Israeli) MK Katz: “Mr. Obama, Please Don’t Ignore our Democratic Choice"

    05/20/2009 10:54:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 428+ views
    arutz 7 ^ | 5/20/2009 | Hillel Fendel
    Speaking from the Knesset plenum on Tuesday, MK Yaakov Katz asked U.S. President Obama to remember that Israel’s electorate voted against a 2-state solution
  • [Arab racism inside Israel] Arab MK: Too Many Jews in Galilee

    03/30/2009 8:27:05 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 6 replies · 498+ views
    inn ^ | 03, 2009
    Arab MK: Too Many Jews in Galilee MK Taleb A-Sana accuses Israel of "Judaizing" the Galilee and Negev
  • [Arab racism in Israel] Arab MK: 'Palestine Belongs to Arabs, Not Jews'

    08/09/2007 8:29:32 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 11 replies · 427+ views
    INN ^ | August 2007
    Arab MK: 'Palestine Belongs to Arabs, Not Jews' - News Briefs ...Tibi wrote in the editorial that Palestine belongs to its Arab residents, not to the Jewish occupiers. Tibi told Palestinian Authority Arabs in Ramallah ... http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/130741
  • Israel - Exit polls: Kadima 29-32 Labor 20-22 Likud 11-12

    03/28/2006 12:11:50 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 39 replies · 1,026+ views
    Haaretzdaily.com ^ | March 28, 2006
    Excerpt - Exit polls released as polls closed at 10 P.M. Tuesday showed Kadima gaining from 29 to 32 seats, Labor from 20-22, and the Likud 11-12. ~ snip ~
  • MK To Katif Throng: Rise Up and Block Expulsion

    04/27/2005 10:25:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 320+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Apr 27, '05 | staff
    MK Aryeh Eldad (National Union) today told tens of thousands supporters of Jewish life in Gaza to prepare for a "civil rebellion" to block the proposed evacuation of Jews from 21 Gaza communities. Organizers of the massive rally said 80,000 people came, while police, who usually minimize crowd estimates at right wing protests, said 50,000 people arrived. Earlier this week thousands of others visited Gush Katif, in southern Gaza, and thousands more stayed away because of fears of a rerun of last year's mammoth Independence Day traffic jam that choked roads leading to Gush Katif, turning them into the nation's...
  • More On Arab MK Loyalties

    01/14/2004 7:00:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies · 148+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Jan. 14, 2004 | staff
    Arab MKs Issam Mahoul and Jamal Zkhalka, upset at a Knesset committee session dealing with the return of the Jews to their ancestral homeland, began screaming today at other MKs, "Fascists! Thieves!" The Knesset Interior Committee held a session today dealing with state lands in eastern Jerusalem and the Elad Association's fruitful efforts to restore the Jewish presence in Ir David [City of David]. MKs Issam Mahoul and Jamal Zkhalka, visibly upset at the return of the Jews to their ancestral homeland, began screaming at Chairman Yuri Stern (National Union) and MK Nissan Slomiansky (National Religious Party). Zkhalka yelled that...
  • Lieberman in Knesset fracas with Arab MKs

    07/07/2003 10:16:39 AM PDT · by yonif · 3 replies · 187+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jul. 7, 2003 | NINA GILBERT
    Transport Minister Avigdor Lieberman clashed with Arab MKs in the Knesset on Monday, following up his remark to the cabinet on drowning Palestinian prisoners in the Dead Sea by telling Balad MK Jamal Zhalka that he would have him "sent to prison." "You are much worse than [Yasser] Arafat or Abu Mazen. If it was up to me, you would be sitting in prison at the least," Lieberman told Zhalka while appearing before the Knesset to report on traffic accidents. Zalkha and other Arab MKs pounced on Lieberman for his remark to the cabinet. Dehamshe asked him how as transport...
  • (Shimon) Peres Slams Belgian Decision

    02/12/2003 3:18:07 PM PST · by anotherview · 6 replies · 231+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 12 February 2003
    Peres Slams Belgian Decision(IsraelNN.com) MK (Labor) Shimon Peres, a former prime minister and foreign minister, slammed the Belgian High Court decision that once out of office, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon may be tried for war crimes. Peres stated that Belgium has not endured what Israel has endured and it may not place itself as the judge of history. Arabs are using the Belgian international jurisdiction law to have Sharon held accountable for war crimes related to the 1982 massacre in Sabra and Shatila in Lebanon.
  • Court cleans the slate for Israeli-Arab lawmaker

    02/12/2003 1:42:17 PM PST · by anotherview · 186+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 12 February 2003 | DAN IZENBERG
    Feb. 12, 2003 Court cleans the slate for Israeli-Arab lawmaker By DAN IZENBERG Advertisement The High Court of Justice on Wednesday told MK Azmi Bishara that it would issue a ruling making it clear that a previous Supreme Court decision that was sharply critical of him could not be used against him. The ruling by a panel of three justices including Supreme Court President Aharon Barak, Ayala Procaccia and Dalia Dorner came in response to a petition by the Israeli-Arab human rights organization Adalah on Bishara's behalf, asking the court to repeal the previous decision altogether. But Barak told Adalah...