Of course all Arabs are loyal citizens! They would never dream of betraying Israel. They co-exist there peacefully as equals and brothers. Of course, their representatives in the Knesset have different ideas...
MK Said Nafa of the Balad Party is to be questioned by police Sunday regarding his visit to Syria a number of months ago. Nafa's request to visit Syria, which is technically at war with Israel, was rejected this past September by the Interior Ministry, yet he went anyway.
Nafa entered the Knesset several months ago to replace former Balad party leader Azmi Bishara, who escaped to Syria under suspicions of having committed treason. Just last week, an Arab money changer in eastern Jerusalem admitted paying Bishara $390,000 for information on behalf of Hizbullah; Bishara allegedly recommended Haifa-area targets for Hizbullah to attack during last year's Second Lebanon War.
Another Arab MK of the Balad Party, Jamal Zahalka, is openly against Israel's Jewishness. Speaking at a recent event in honor of the 40th anniversary of the creation of the PFLP terrorist group, Zahalka said that the PA must change its official stance which currently favors “two states for two peoples" - because this implies that while a new state will be Arab, Israel is a Jewish state.
At the same time, Zahalka stated that the Arabs of Israel and of Judea/Samaria are of one nationality. “Those of us ‘inside’ [Israel] refuse to recognize Israel as a Jewish country,” he explained. “[Israel] demands this in order to gain legitimacy to expel our people and to steal the rights of the Palestinian people ‘on the inside’... The various factions must work together. We must protect national Palestinian unity, because it is the most important thing we have.”
Saturday night, Arab MK Mohammed Barakeh (Hadash party) spoke at an Arab event in Nazareth and slammed the Jewish State of Israel as “a sword on our necks.” “Israel received its Jewishness via the expulsion of the Palestinian people,” said the Israeli lawmaker. “We must solve the problem by clinging to our roots” - impyling that the Arabs of Israel and of Judea/Samaria have common roots and a common future. Barakeh and other Hadash party leaders received messages of support from PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, imprisoned arch-terrorist Marwan Barghouti, and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
So let's keep score: 4 Arab MKs- 2 are against Israel's Jewish character, 1 visited an enemy country (and one fled to an enemy country following a war) while one is whining about "racism".
At the same time, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) has released its annual "racism" report, as always, divorcing cause from effect. One such example is their claim that 75% of Jews in Israel do not want to live in the same building as Arabs- though the report failed to mention the dangers associated with this. The ACRI report criticizes 'racial profiling' at airports, ignoring the fact that Jews, obviously, don't hijack or bomb airliners. Knesset proposals to have voting rights dependent on military or national sevice is also 'racist', because it would be ridiculous to assume that someone should be loyal to the country in which he lives and votes for its future.
Similarly, the demand that Arab government ministers and MKs must pledge allegiance to the Jewish State is considered "racist," as is the proposal that Jewish National Fund lands be appropriated only to Jews. The plight of 80,000 Bedouin in the Negev is noted, wherein Israel is in the process of recognizing nine villages while "ignoring tens of others" and establishing 30 Jewish farms in the Negev.
The Left's Newspeak is insane and suicidal. If anyone points out the inherent contradictions and problems that will arise from the Jewish State having a large and hosile Arab minority, such as Rabbi Kahane HY"D, they are a "racist". Its similar to how Americans who want border control are branded as racists.
I doubt that the report criticized the policy of forbidding Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount or sermons by imams calling on Muslims to wipe out the 'sons of pigs and monkeys'. The report did not even mention the inherent "racism" of suicide bombers who murder Jews simply because they are Jews. It didn't speak about the racism of the murderers of Ido Zoldan, a Jewish father in Judea and Samaria.
If the Arabs have a problem with the accomodations, I hear that life's just great in Jordan...