MK Anastassia Michaeli lost her cool Monday in a session of the Knesset's Education Committee, and a video of the session's proceedings before she threw water at MK Raleb Majadle may show why.
The MKs convened to discuss an incident in which a principal of an Arab elementary school took his pupils to participate in a leftist march in Tel Aviv, allegedly organized by MK Hanin Zoabi of the radical Balad party.
Arab MKs domineered the session, however, and indicated through words and body language that they, not the Jews, are the ones in charge.
"Thank you very much," answered Danon, adding bitterly – "If it were up to you we [Jews] would have been gone from here a long time ago."
At this point, MK Muhammad Barakeh (Hadash), who sat at Danon's right, called Danon "abnormal" and "mentally ill."
The dynamic is a familiar one in the Knesset, where Arab MKs vie with each other for committing outrageous stunts that exhibit their utter contempt for the Jewish state and its sovereignty. Two Arab parties that are openly opposed to the state of Israel -- Balad and Raam-Taal -- were allowed to run for the Knesset by the High Court under President Dorit Beinisch.
MK Michaeli was banned from taking part in plenum debates for a month for the water incident. MK Zoabi was slapped only with a two week ban after she took part in a terrorist event that almost cost the lives of some of Israel's finest soldiers. In addition, her diplomatic passport was taken from her.