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My friend and fellow blogger Shmu'el Sokol obtained an exclusive interview with freshman Israeli MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad).
New Balad MK Praises Iran's Nuke Quest
Queried regarding Iran's quest to manufacture nuclear weapons, Zuabi stated that having Israel as the region's sole nuclear power was disadvantageous. "It would [sic] be more supporting me to have a counter-power to Israel," she said. "I need something to balance [Israel's] power."
Written for the Philadelphia Bulletin, this story has made the Jerusalem Post, Arutz 7, and the Huffington Post. Daniel Pipes sums up the story here.
Arab Knesseth Member shenanigans are certainly nothing new. Former MK Bishara is on the run, due to charges of treason. MK Ahmed Tibi is in Qatar, speaking with Syrian, Lybian and Yemenite officials about who knows what. And...
The Knesset Central Elections Committee disqualified the Balad party from running in the recent elections due to its members' refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state and reported calls for violence against it. The ban was overturned by the Supreme Court.
Fortunately, MK Micaha'el Ben-Ari (National Union) is pressing for an investigation into MK Tibi's activities. Perhaps he will do the same regarding MK Zoabi.
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