State of Israel funded commendations for Mavi Marmara passengers

November 4, 2011


In his annual report, State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss says that the State of Israel financed commendations to six Israeli Arab passengers on the Mavi Marmara terror ship in 2010. The commendations, which cost a total of NIS 5,000 ($1380), were presented by the Israeli Arab Ta’al party, and were purchased with moneys received from the State of Israel.

A week after the flotilla, United Arab List-Ta’al Chairman MK Ibrahim Sarsur granted six commemorative plaques worth a total of NIS 5,000 ($1,380) to MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad), Islamic Movement leader Sheikh Ra’ad Salah and others.

That’s Salah in the picture at the top (second from left).

According to the report, which examined the state’s political party funding, the faction paid NIS 5,000 to buy the brass plaques, for the activists who took part in the flotilla on which IDF soldiers were brutally attacked and nine Turks were killed.
They listed the plaques as an expense aimed at keeping in touch with the party’s supporters, as they were given out to well known people who represent an extensive section of the Arab Israeli sector.
The Comptroller noted in the report that the funds should never have been used to purchase the plaques and that their purchase could not be included in the “keeping in touch with the voters” clause as they were given as personal gifts directly to a small number of people. He added that their purchase from the public was illegitimate.
This is a case in which not only were public funds misappropriated, they were also uses to honor a group of people who took part in a flotilla against Israel.

MK Sarsur said he was summoned to the State Comptroller’s office where he was told that he used the funds contrary to state procedure. “I told them that there was no clause forbidding what we did,” the MK told Ynet.
He added that “the flotilla participants took steps in line with social and political activity and their stance is justified, a kind of defense of values.” Sarsur stressed that he did not regret his actions.

As long as Israel’s Arab community continues to elect the likes of Sarsur and Hanin Zoabi as its representatives to the Knesset, Israeli Jews will continue to be suspicious about which side Israel’s Arab take and whether they’d rather live with the ‘Palestinians.’


Arab MK calls on Israeli Arabs to initiate third intifada

April 14, 2011
I recommend the Arabs throw rocks at Zoabi. not as much as last time… I want to see the blood crack out of her skull.

Israel’s Fifth Column in action.

(JPost) MK Otniel Schneller (Kadima) renewed calls Wednesday to strip MK Haneen Zoabi (Balad) of her parliamentary immunity after she was quoted in a local newspaper as calling on Palestinians to start a third intifada.
Zoabi told a reporter that “I hope [the Palestinians] will start a large popular struggle that is political and strategic, similar to the first intifada and not the second.” She explained that “the second intifada was more violent, while the first was good. Tahrir Square in Egypt must be the new model for Arab youth – I would like them to initiate a popular struggle against the siege, because occupiers cannot expect to live normal lives.”
In response, Schneller said Zoabi should be stripped of her parliamentary immunity and put on trial for calling for rebellion.
“Zoabi crossed the line a long time ago, and democratic immunity cannot be allowed to continue to harm the State of Israel and its citizens,” he complained. “I intend to demand that Knesset legal advisor Eyal Inon probe her statements, and if there have in fact been calls to rebellion, to strip her immunity and try her.”

Obama Egypt Response: Is He Ignoring Islamist Danger?

February 20, 2011
Obama had all those plans for Israel and you are telling me that he didn’t know what was happening in Egypt with the Muslim Brotherhood?

It is a shocking contrast: When Iranians protested an American enemy — Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s regime — President Barack Obama said nothing for days and refused to intervene. Now, when Egyptians protested an American ally — Hosni Mubarak’s regime — Obama quickly and forcefully intervened, calling for the man’s resignation, which has now occurred. We are fully aware that Mubarak has been an oppressive dictator. But he was also a U.S. ally, maintaining peace with Israel, albeit a cold one.
Therefore, are there indications that Obama ignores the dangers and ideology of extremist Muslims, who stand to gain by this development?
We see the former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs calling on “a host of nonsecular actors” — a clear allusion to the extremist Islamist Muslim Brotherhood — to be part of a future government, while Obama’s National Intelligence director James Clapper said that the group is “largely secular” and not particularly extreme. Another Obama adviser, Bruce Riedel, argues that America “should not be afraid of the Muslim Brotherhood.”
The Muslim Brotherhood, which collaborated with Nazi Germany, was the precursor of Al Qaeda. Last year its leader, Muhammad Badi, spoke enthusiastically of jihad and called for a state based on Islamic law. He also spoke optimistically about the United States heading for a collapse. His second-in-command, Rashad Al-Bayoumi, last week emphasized abrogating the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty.
The Muslim Brotherhood platform, leaked in August 2007, states that the president and legislative branch will be advised by clerics, who must approve decisions; non-Muslims will be barred from the presidency, which is also held to be unsuitable for women.
Could the Egyptian population vote in the Muslim Brotherhood? Polls show it could. A 2007 University of Maryland survey shows that 67 percent of Egyptians favor all Arab countries united as one Islamist state. A 2010 Pew poll indicates that 74 percent of Egyptians favor the imposition of strict Sharia (Islamic) law. Eighty-four percent of Egyptians support the death penalty for those who convert out of Islam. So a Muslim Brotherhood takeover is possible.
This is even more frightening because such a regime would take control of a massive Egyptian army — twice the size of Israel’s; trained by the United States; possessing ballistic missiles, chemical weapons, hundreds of U.S.-made warplanes, thousands of tanks and dozens of ships; and purchased with more than $40 billion of U.S. military aid. What does it tell us when Iran and Syria welcome the current turn of events, while Israel and Jordan are deeply concerned?
Despite the evident danger, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has raised no objection to its participation in transition talks, saying “the Muslim Brotherhood has decided to participate, suggesting they, at least, are now involved in the dialogue that we have encouraged.”
In June 2009, when Obama delivered his speech to the Muslim world in Cairo, he invited the Muslim Brotherhood leadership to attend, including Mohammed Saad el-Katatni, the head of its parliamentary bloc.
He has also appointed Islamist apologists and extremists within his administration, including Rashad Hussain, the U.S. envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, who once denounced what he called the “politically motivated persecution” of Sami Al-Arian, the Florida professor found to have been illegally funding the terrorist group Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
Obama condemns Israel, but almost never the Palestinians. In March 2009, he approved a major increase to $900 million in aid to them, including $300 million for Hamas-controlled Gaza.
Before he was elected president, he said Hamas and Hezbollah had “legitimate claims,” even as he criticized violence as hurting their cause.
Why does he seem to ignore the dangers and ideology of extremist Muslims? Why did he say almost nothing in support of protesters of the anti-American Iranian regime, but strongly supported those of the U.S.-allied Egyptian regime? The public deserves an answer.
Morton A. Klein is national president of the Zionist Organization of America. Daniel Mandel is director of the group’s ZOA’s Center for Middle East Policy.
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We were very peaceful activists but the IDF came to kill

August 31, 2010

I don’t know about you, but when I see someone I think is trying to kill me I generally don’t act like an uptight stiff and I try to accommodate. The videos I saw was her acting uppity. I grew up near Columbia University. There was a story about a preppy college kid who acted smart and reminded his robbers that they forgot twenty dollars. He was shot dead. If the IDF were really the intolerant menace she describes she would of got the Columbia University mugger treatment. Obviously she is lying and manipulative. her damn photo tells the whole story. She is a snotty woman who gets off on this. ‘Israeli Arab’ MK Hanin Zoabi testified before the UN ‘Human Rights Council’s commission investigating the Mavi Marmara incident on Tuesday.

“It was evident from the beginning that the commandoes viewed all of us activists as terrorists,” Zoabi told The Associated Press after her testimony before a three-member U.N. team headed by Karl Hudson-Phillips, former judge of the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
“Israel’s use of large numbers of elite troops with sophisticated weaponry showed it intended to kill the passengers,” added the lawmaker, who was aboard the Turkish-flagged Mavi Marmara, where the killing took place. “We were very peaceful activists, but the commandoes came to kill,” she said.

Watch the videos. You’ll be convinced otherwise.

back to the Columbia University story…. it was probably someone who Obama knew who got shot for acting snotty to a mugger, because Obama was at the school when this went down. Not really relevant to the story… but in some ways it is.

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