Daily Israel Report

Video: What is MK Tibi Afraid You'll Find Out?

YouTube video reminds us about some of the comments made my Arab MKs. Would Jews have the same rights in Arab countries?
By Elad Benari, Canada
First Publish: 2/10/2012, 10:00 PM

Israel’s Arab MKs are notorious for their anti-Israeli remarks and actions. The following video, entitled “This is What Ahmed Tibi is Afraid You’ll Find Out” presents some of these remarks and also reminds us that in Arab countries, Jews would not have the right to even be elected to government, let alone publicly speak against it.

One of the scenes in the video shows MK Ahmed Tibi speaking in the Knesset plenum and describing the Israeli parliament as “becoming more and more extreme, fanatic, shallow and deserving – at least partially – of deep contempt.”

Last month Tibi praised the Palestinian Authority’s “martyrs” at a ceremony on the occasion of "Palestinian Martyrs Day” and sponsored by PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas. He also went to New York in September to be a part of the Palestinian Authority’s delegation to the United Nations when it presented its unilateral statehood bid.

Most recently, Tibi was distanced from the Knesset plenum and committees for seven days, as punishment for crude remarks he made regarding MK Anastassia Michaeli (Yisrael Beitenu) following the incident in which she intentionally spilled water on MK Raleb Majadle (Labor). 

This week, the Knesset Ethics Committee decided to deny Tibi the right to take part in the assembly's minute-long speeches for a month, starting immediately, over the same crude marks.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American Desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)