April 11, 2007, - 3:21 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Jews in Israel celebrate a shorter Passover than Jews outside of Israel. So, I was out of commission when a big story struck Israel, a story to which I was alerted by Shawarma Mayor. Eliyahu of Emet m’Tzion/Zion Truth has so much more and some incisive analysis.
I’ve written many times before about Azmi Bishara, the most well-known and outspokenly anti-Israel Arab Member of the Knesset (the Israeli Parliament). Although he was elected by Israeli citizens (mostly Israeli Arabs voted for him), he’s repeatedly and openly called for HAMAS and Hezbollah to attack Jews in Israel. That he was allowed to remain in the Knesset, instead of being tried for treason (which Israel threatened to do over the years, but never had the guts to do), is incredible. Can you imagine Nancy Pelosi calling for homicide bombings of Republicans?
Now, Bishara and his entire family have fled Israel. Why? Well, because he was spying for Syria and Hezbollah, and–finally–Israel was about to charge and prosecute him.
According to an English translation of Arab media source, Al-Moheet, linked by Shawarma Mayor, Russian intelligence sources warned Bishara that Israeli intelligence had discovered his status as a spy for Syria and Hezbollah and urged him to flee Israel, since the country was about to take away his diplomatic immunity and ban him from travelling outside of the country.
While it’s cause for celebration that Bishara is gone from the State of Israel, he will soon be replaced by another Israeli Arab who is equally hateful of the Israel and who will make similar calls–without consequence–for terrorists to attack his fellow citizens. Although much of his constituency are Israeli Arab Muslims and he deals in their currency of hate, Eliyaho of Emet m’Tziyon/Zion Truth informs me Bishara is a Christian Arab.
So, are Arabs and Muslims loyal citizens of their country of choice . . . or are they friendly foes, just waiting until they reach critical mass–and spying to help the enemy until then?
Bishara aside, we’ve had far too many examples of the latter.
I agree with Shawarma Mayor:
Anyone needs further proof that double speaking in the name of leftism while fully supporting Islamists is a facade for actual Islamist Spies? I have no doubt that some on the left who repeat the same vile stuff that Bishara did are Useful Idiots or devoted Communists – but the facts are simple: When you spout single sided views in veiled support of extinction of Jews – you meet the definition of an Anti-Semite, and you serve no-one other than Jihadi Nazis.
The same goes for the many Islamists (including those who are not Muslim but sympathetic to their cause, like Bishara) in America who hate us all. They profess to be loyal citizens. But far too many wish for our extinction . . . once they get the chance.
Not sure if he’s still checking his e-mail, but you can let Azmi Bishara know what you think of him.
Even far-left major Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot’s columnists Ron Levintal and Majdi Halabi (with whom, on whole, I totally disagree), noted that this Arab Member of Knesset was more interested in helping Islamic terrorists than his own Arab Muslim constituents:
Azmi Bishara finds no interest in the sewage situation or poverty problems of Arab Israeli villages, but rather, is interested in a hot date with Syria’s president, an interview to al-Jazeera, or a quick visit to Saudi Arabia.
Bishara forgot that he was sent to the Knesset by Arab Israelis, who are citizens with voting rights. They elected a representative in order to legislate laws in their favor, represent their views, speak on their behalf.
Unfortunately, these two Israeli columnists don’t realize that by shilling for terrorists and openly calling on them to murder Israeli citizens, Bishara was, indeed, representing the views and speaking on behalf of his Arab Muslim constituency. That’s why he remained such a popular and repeatedly-elected Member of Knesset, courtesy of that constituency.
Azmi Bishara, good riddance. Unfortunately, Israel has plenty of similarly-minded Arab and Muslim replacements. And we have plenty of Azmi Bisharas in the making here in the good ole U.S.A.
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