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        2/7/2013, Shevat 27, 5773

      Zoabi Attacks Lapid for Discrimination among Arabs

      Member of Knesset Hanin Zoabi (Balad-National Democratic Assembly) attacked Chairman Yair Lapid of the Yesh Atid party, Thursday, following a telephone by Lapid to Member of Knesset Ahmed Tibi (Ra'am-Ta'al-United Arab List), in which Lapid said it was not a succesful proposition to label all the Arabs in the Knesset as "Zoabis".

      Zoabi is being targeted for removal from the Knesset for her participation in the 2010 attempt by the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara to break Israel's naval blockade of Gaza, in which nine Turkish activists were killed and a number of Israeli commandos were wounded after the activists attacked the commandos. She said, "Lapid is continuing racism lessons, and after the level of 'racism for beginners' and 'no to a block with Hanin Zoabis', he has gone on to 'racism for the advanced', in which he distinguishes between good and bad Arabs."