At last some common sense: Arab parties disqualified from election

Comment from KGS on Tundra Tabloids:

They should have been given the boot years ago. No government in the world would tolerate a political party to run for elections and stand in parliament, that was calling for the destruction of the state they are sworn to uphold and serve.

They should never had been allowed to form as a party as well, they are a disgrace and and a bunch of traitors. Yeah I know, it sounds good that Israel has Arabs in the Knesset, but at what cost, a grand stage to promote their high treason?

* Sheik sez:  why allow such lunatics to participate in the affairs of a civilized country?  Spencer: These Israeli Arab Knesset members are not suffering refugees. They have political access and power. They are not poor, they are not voiceless. Yet they still align with the forces of jihad against those of the state they live in and represent in government.

Time to pull the plug!

Y-Net News/ Aviad Glickman

Central Elections Committee determines Balad, United Arab List-Ta’al parties ineligible to run in February 2009, on grounds that they don’t recognize the state and call for armed conflict against it. 

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Tibi: This is a racist country... (which race is Islam again..?)

Ahmad Tibi: fifth column for Hamas

The party lists for the Arab parties Balad and United Arab List-Ta’al have been disqualified from running in Israel’s upcoming elections in February, the country’s Central Elections Committee ruled Monday, following a heated meeting.

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Balad was disqualified by a vote of 26 to three, with one abstention, while 21 committee members voted in favor of disqualifying the United Arab List-Ta’al, with eight members voting against and two members abstaining. The Central Elections Committee is comprised of members of all party factions. 

During the meeting, MK Ahmad Tibi (UAL-Ta’al) addressed the ongoing operation in Gaza, saying, “we object to targeting civilians and you are committing genocide in Gaza. You’re murdering children.” 

* Not genocide, you don’t even know what that means, Tibi.  YOU are breeding genocidal zombies to kill Jews. And scum like you accuses us of what you’re doing?

MK David Rotem (Yisrael Beiteinu) responded by saying, “We thought you were a friend of Israel and therefore we didn’t question your party list. Where were you for the past eight years when Sderot was under attack?” 

Representatives of the Arab parties walked out of the committee meeting when a vote in favor of their disqualification appeared imminent. Shortly afterwards, there was a heated confrontation between Tibi, along with Balad Chairman Jamal Zahalka on one side, and MK David Tal (Kadima). 

* Bood libel and projection:

“You drink Palestinian blood. You are a racist,” Zahalka said to Tal.  “You went to war as an elections campaign strategy,” added Tibi. “Every vote for Kadima is a bullet in the chest of a Palestinian child.”  

* Sure. As if Muslims cared for the murderous Zombies they breed…

Tibi later told the press in response to the decision that “this is a racist country. We are accustomed to these types of struggles and we will win.”  Tibi had expected the support of the eight Kadima members of the committee.  (Piss off to an Arab country and you get to know what racism is/ed)

This decision strives for a Knesset without Arabs that will only lead to the increased solidarity between the Arab public and its leadership,” he added. Who cares?

Zahalka likewise said that he is not surprised by the decision “because the vote was taken for political motives due to the war atmosphere… The committee members sought to increase their popularity at our expense on the backdrop of the elections.”

“Labor representatives bent to pressure that was exerted on (Defense Minister and party chairman) Ehud Barak,” Zahalka claimed.

*   yawn…


MKs Zahalka (L) and Tibi during meeting (Photo: Dudi Vaaknin)

On the other side of the spectrum, Yisrael Beiteinu Chairman MK Avigdor Lieberman said, “Now that it has been decided that the Balad terrorist organization will not be able to run, the first battle is over.”

Lieberman: Balad a terrorist organization

Lieberman added, “The next battle is making Balad illegal because it is a terrorist organization whose objective is harming the State of Israel.”

Yisrael Beiteinu is one of three separate parties that petitioned the Central Elections Committee over the past several weeks to disqualify Balad, the others being the Jewish Home party and Itay Furman, a former member of the Shinui party.   

A test for the High Court

All three motions claimed that Balad must be disqualified on grounds that it does not recognize Israel as the Jewish homeland, and that it advocates an armed conflict against it. Israel’s High Court of Justice, in the past, has overturned votes to disqualify Balad from national elections that were based on similar grounds

“The High Court of Justice is the body to make a final decision. We’re used to these types of struggles and used to winning them and I’m sure the decision by the Central Elections Committee will only increase solidarity for the Arab parties,” Tibi said.

As of Sunday night, Balad had not decided whether it would appeal to the High Court, but did threaten to boycott elections if the decision is not overturned.

“If Balad, at the end of the day, is disqualified, it will create a deep rift between the State and the Arab population,” a party representative said.

Labor Secretary-General Eitan Cabel told Ynet that the party had not planned on voting in favor of Balad’s disqualification, but the fact that Zahalka “sat there and said the party was in daily contact with Azmi Bishara” made him change his mind.

“Labor’s conduct in this affair was patriotic,” he added, “we had to make a statement that the Balad heads cannot be permitted to incite against Israeli democracy and act against it.”

Meretz MK Zahava Gal-On slammed Labor and Kadima for backing the disqualification, saying the parties were “conducting their election campaign not only on the backs of the Palestinians in Gaza, but also on the backs of the Israeli-Arabs. This is cheap politics.”

The HaBayit HaYehudi party responded to the election committee’s decision by saying, “We hope that the High Court justices have learned the lessons from the Bishara episode and won’t overturn the election committee’s decision because this will aid Hamas and Hizbullah open a branch in the Knesset,” said the party.

The Yesha rabbinical council praised the decision, saying, “The parties are a fifth column in the State of Israel.” The council also said that disqualifying the parties is not sufficient and that “the right to vote must be denied to all those supporting terror against the Jewish people.”

These treasonous rats should get down on their knees and thank the Jews for building them a society that is more than they could have ever hoped for in a Muslim Arab state. Kick em all out if they intend to keep being traitors to the state of Israel, rewarding their anti-Israel behaviour with a seat in the Knesset is the height of stupidity. KGS 

Sharon Roffe-Ofir, Efrat Weiss, and Kobi Nahshoni contributed to this report

From Al BeBeeCeera


Israel disqualifies Arab parties

Israeli-Arab members of Knesset Ahmed Tibi (right) and Mohammed Barakah - 7/12/2008    

MP Ahmed Tibi called Israel’s attacks on Gaza an election strategy

Israel’s election authorities have voted to ban two of the three main Arab political parties from running in next month’s general elections.

The Central Election Committee (CEC)voted overwhelmingly to ban the United Arab List-Ta’al (UAL-Ta’al) and Balad, accusing them of supporting terrorism.

An MP for UAL-Ta’al said the move was racist and he would appeal against it.

Arabs make up about a fifth of Israel’s population and hold seven of 120 seats in the Knesset, or parliament.

Israeli Arabs have full citizenship but often complain they suffer from discrimination.

‘Election strategy’

The 30-member panel voted 26-3 with one abstention to disqualify Balad, and voted 21-3 with eight abstentions to disqualify UAL-Ta’al.

The committee is composed of representatives from Israel’s major political parties.

The measure was proposed by the National Union and Israel Beiteinu, two ultra-nationalist parties.

The motion claimed the two Arab parties supported terrorism and “did not recognise Israel’s existence as a Jewish and democratic state”, Knesset spokesman Giora Pordis told the AFP news agency.

The Israeli high court has until Friday to rule on the decision – the deadline for submitting Knesset lists.

The Arab members of the committee walked out of the session before the vote was held, after a stormy debate about the Israeli military’s operations in Gaza.

“This racist government want us out of the Knesset during the war on Gaza,” Mr Tibi told the BBC’s Fouad Abu-ghosh.

“They are accusing us of supporting the terror while they are killing children in Gaza,” he added.

3 thoughts on “At last some common sense: Arab parties disqualified from election”

  1. Great news! Allowing these barbarians into the government with their blatantly obvious intent– while Moslems treat infidels the way that they do in their countries only encourages more barbarity from them.

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