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  • Hamas Praises Zoabi For Mocking Ground Offensive

    07/19/2014 5:17:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/7/14 | Hezki Ezra & Tova Dvorin
    Israeli Arab MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad) continued to openly encourage Hamas in the battle against Israel's self-defense operation, giving another inflammatory interview to Al-Jazeera Saturday " " . "The Israeli Home Front Command is afraid of casualties rising following a ground operation," Zoabi said. "The Israeli public cannot stand [the idea that] confrontation will injure more and more IDF soldiers." "Israeli society is interested in a brief ground offensive, to reduce IDF casualties," she added. Zoabi stated that the Hamas escalation took Israel "by surprise." "The Israeli public was certainly surprised that rockets reached Tel Aviv," she boasted. "Israel tried...
  • Zionist Arab's Family Planned to Abduct Him for Opposing Kidnap

    06/17/2014 2:26:23 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/6/14 | Gil Ronen
    Three relatives of a Muslim Arab youth Mohammed Zoabi from Nazareth, who expressed his support for the abducted yeshiva students in a Facebook video, planned to abduct him to the PA-controlled city of Jenin and harm him there, according to police. Three suspects were arrested Tuesday and brought before a judge for arraignment. They claimed they never meant to carry out their threats, but said they only wanted to "warn" the youth not to continue expressing opinions that are seen as controversial in his family and in Arab society in general. Zoabi, who defines himself as a Zionist, was not...
  • Female Arab Soldiers: Zoabi Should Go to Gaza

    07/11/2013 10:47:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/7/13 | Elad Benari
    Two Arab Christian female Israelis who enlisted in the army this week have criticized MK Hanin Zoabi for her strong opposition to having Arabs join the IDF. The two told Channel 10 News that MK Zoabi, who has in the past told Arutz Sheva that Israel should “prepare the prisons” if a law requiring Arab Israelis to enlist in the army is passed, does not represent them nor, in fact, does she represent many other Israeli Arabs who want to serve in the army. "There was some opposition in the village to my enlisting, but I know very well what...
  • Court Overrules Knesset, Lets 'Mavi Mamara' Zoabi Run

    12/30/2012 3:21:33 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/12/12 | Maayana Miskin
    The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Sunday to allow MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad) to run for Knesset, overturning a decision from the Elections Committee barring Zoabi due to her support for terrorism. Zoabi's party, Balad, had threatened an Arab boycott of the elections if the decision were upheld. Her opponents cited several incidents in which she showed support for terrorism, including her participation in an attempt to forcibly break the naval blockade on Hamas that included an attack on IDF soldiers, and her meeting with senior Hamas terrorists. The Elections Committee banned Zoabi under a clause requiring candidates and parties not...
  • In Zoabi Video, Lieberman Sings in Arabic

    12/29/2012 1:36:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/12/12 | Gil Ronen
    The Arab Balad party's election video is an animated clip showing Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and several nationalist MKs singing Hatikva in to a Middle Eastern tune. Video In the clip, Lieberman explains that he was the one who proposed a law requiring citizens to pledge allegiance to the state of Israel in order to be eligible for an ID card. He then announces that he has now become convinced that the tune of Hatikva – Israel's national anthem – should be changed so that Arabs feel comfortable singing it as well. The well-executed clip follows, with MKs Aryeh Eldad,...
  • Attorney General Against Disqualifying Zoabi

    12/18/2012 3:55:37 AM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/12/12 | Elad Benari
    Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein submitted on Monday a legal opinion to the Central Elections Committee, in which he stated that he believes that the request to disqualify Arab MK Hanin Zoabi from running in the next election should be rejected. While Weinstein said on the one hand that there is "an accumlation of substantial and disturbing evidence which borders on forbidden behavior" regarding Zoabi, he nevertheless stated that the requests to disqualify her "do not indicate a sufficiently critical mass of evidence in the case of Zoabi." Therefore, he said, MK Zoabi should not be disqualified from running for the...
  • Knesset Strips MK Zoabi of Privileges over Flotilla

    07/13/2010 12:32:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    inn ^ | 7/13/10 | Maayana Miskin
    The Knesset agreed Tuesday evening in a 34-16 vote to strip freshman MK Hanin Zoabi of three privileges. The move was a response to Zoabi's participation in a flotilla that attempted to dock in Gaza in defiance of Israel's naval blockade of Hamas. Zoabi has lost the following privileges: use of a diplomatic passport, government participation in legal fees, and enhanced freedoms regarding international travel. Following the vote, Zoabi and her fellow Balad party MK Jamal Zahalka nearly came to blows with Kadima MKs Yoel Hasson and Carmel Shama. Knesset workers intervened to subdue the argument.