MKs Haneen Zoabi and Basel Ghattas were suspended for four months, and MK Jamal Zahalka was suspended for two months. 'Miserable, anti-democratic and unethical decision,' Joint Arab List says.21:54 08.02.16 | 0 comments
I'm trying to see what the reference to Corsica and Chechniya has to do with the West Bank and Gaza. Corsicans have full civil and political rights within France as do Chechens within the Russian Federation (paltry as these may be: for all its citizens). I'm trying to think of countries that restrict civil and political rights based on one's ethnicity. South Africa? Hmm, I think that ones been corrected. The US? No, that was put right a long time ago. Now Fiji has put in place some laws to discriminate against ethnic Indians but its not a totally exclusionary system. Even Iran allows everyone to vote in its elections but wait, the Supreme Leader has the right to veto candidates. There's your answer. You can have one of those demented religious morons that an increasing number of Israelis look to for guidance decide who can and who cannot stand for election. Then you can have a “pure” candidate list ensuring the “right” type of people retain political power, even if all the Palestinians have a vote. Oh dear....I think you're becoming more and more like the region you inhabit. But there's still time for you to correct yourselves before some external force does it for you. Remember, nothing is eternal. It took 2000 years for a Jewish state to be re-established. However, some 60 odd years after its re-establishment, there is still a large non-Jewish population from the Jordan River to the Med and its growing! Eternity: ask the Serbs of Mitrovica whether they now think Kosovo will remain eternally part of Serbia. Or better still, ask your erstwhile allies, the white regime in Pretoria when they realised that their eternal grip on that land began to falter. Time is not on your side boys and girls and there's nothing you can do about it. You can salvage something (back to the '67 border, more or less) but it will need someone with a little more intelligence than that feeble-minded fat Russian nightclub bouncer you have as FM.