web analytics
September 21, 2014 / 26 Elul, 5774
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Meir Panim with Soldiers 5774 Roundup: Year of Relief and Service for Israel’s Needy

Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.



Abbas, Arab MKs Incite Against Israel in Qatar


MK Ahmed Tibi

MK Ahmed Tibi
Photo Credit: Issam Rimawi/Flash90

Comments by Palestinian Authority President and the presence of Arab Members of Knesset at the International Conference for Defense of Jerusalem in Qatar have sparked outrage back in Israel.

Mahmoud Abbas, in a speech to the conference, warned of Israeli intentions and efforts to ‘Judaize’ Jerusalem. “The Israeli occupation authorities are using the ugliest and most dangerous means to implement plans to erase and remove the Arab-Islamic and the Christian character of east Jerusalem.” He suggested that the best response would be for Muslims and Arabs from around the world to visit Jerusalem: “This move will have political, moral, economic and humanitarian repercussions, showing that Jerusalem belongs to all of us and no one can stop us from accessing it.”

Abbas also accused Israel of “surrounding Jerusalem with an Apartheid wall and a band of settlements in order to isolate the city from its surroundings in the West Bank.”

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu released a statement in response to Abbas’ speech, condemning him for incitement:

“This is a harshly inflammatory speech from someone who claims that he is bent on peace. The time has come for the Palestinian leadership to stop denying the past and distorting reality. For thousands of years Jerusalem has been the eternal capital of the Jewish People. Jerusalem, under Israeli sovereignty, will continue to be open to believers of all faiths. There is freedom of worship for all and Israel will continue to carefully maintain the holy places of all religions…The State of Israel expects that one who supposedly champions peace would prepare his people for peace and coexistence and not disseminate lies and incitement. This is not how one makes peace.”

In related news that once again brought the loyalty of Arab Mks to the fore, Raam-Ta’al MKs Taleb Al-Sana and Ahmed Tibi appeared at the conference as representatives of ‘Palestine’, and joined Abbas in accusing Israel of ‘Judaizing’ Jerusalem.

Both MKs were unapologetic when explaining their participation. El-Sana said: “The Doha conference focuses on the matter of Jerusalem and Israel’s policy is to Judaize Jerusalem, carry out a transfer of Palestinians and damage the holy sites – including al-Aqsa.”

No stranger to controversy himself, Tibi said the process of Judaization going on is a breach of international law: “Israel is an occupying power in east Jerusalem and withholds the Palestinian people’s freedom of religion.”

Other Members of Knesset responded with shock and disgust, and insisted that such a state of affairs is untenable. “There is no doubt that the Knesset speaker needs to realize that Arab MKs are a fifth column in the Knesset,” Likud MK Miri Regev said, adding that “[t]his is not the first time that Arab MKs speak out against the State of Israel. I suggest they be sent out on a VIP plane to serve Hamas and other terrorists.”

Yisrael Beitenu MK Alex Miller also spoke out against Al-Sana and Tibi. “The absurd situation where MKs work against the State day and night must be nipped in the bud.”

Mark Regev, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s spokesman, condemned Tibi and Al-Sana in harsh terms, saying they were spreading a “dangerous libel” and that their behavior “is both dishonest and irresponsible.”

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “Abbas, Arab MKs Incite Against Israel in Qatar”

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
ISIS seized control of Quneitra, at least temporarily, towards the end of August 2014.
Israel Watching Northern Border with Syria, Lebanon
Latest News Stories
ISIS seized control of Quneitra, at least temporarily, towards the end of August 2014.

Israeli military is watching the northern border closely, waiting for the day the “changes” arrive. Rebels already control Syria’s side of the fence.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Jan. 20, 2014.

Canada will strip citizenship from those who travel abroad to join ISIS or other terrorist groups.

rayer vigil at Ma'arat HaMachpelah (Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron.

An Arab media outlet appears to be having issues with the closure of the Cave of the Patriarchs to Muslims over Rosh Hashana.

One of the photos displaying wares for sale on the Baqiyah Creation page on Facebook. Sept. 20, 2014.

The days of the red cape and Superman are long gone. Now one surfs the Net and buys ISIS chotchkes to become Jihad John.

Nearly 70 years after the Nazis fell, evidence is found in Theresienstadt that life flourished even among those marked for death.

There are IDF officers whose job is to oversee all operations and endeavor to ensure the civilian population is protected.

The Cabinet has approved a massive infrastructure upgrade of Sderot and other southern Israeli communities.

Yemen, where the ‘Arab Spring’ begun, continues to be mired in turmoil and terror.

Cease-fire negotiations in Cairo between Israel and Gaza terrorist factions are being held Tuesday in deference to Rosh Hashana.

President Reuven Rivlin is set to inaugurate the Jewish Museum of Warsaw when he travels to Poland in October.

Angry parents spoke out Sunday against Arabs attacking their children on the Mount of Olives.

Only 30 % of European Jews will attend high holiday services; 1/4 fear wearing Jewish symbols.

It’s not monopoly money. It’s Israel’s new 50 Shekel bill (in the middle), with a picture of poet Shaul Tchernikovsky on it. The bill is said to feature some of the most advanced anti-counterfeiting technologies, and it just went into circulation.

S&P has confirmed that Israel’s credit rating is good, and we’re still on the right fiscal path.

Gush Etzion residents were surprised and angry when the issue of the fence was raised from the dead.

The exact location is secret because of safety concerns. How long before the PA claims it is theirs?

More Articles from Jewish Press Staff Writer
Hizb ut-Tahrir (Islamic Liberation Party) supporters at a rally in the PA capital of Ramallah, 2012.

Last week an Islamist group rallied at Al Aqsa mosque, calling to erase ‘Jewish filth’ at the Temple Mount.

Bat-El Aminov, 19, a resident of Tapuach, did not return home on Tuesday.

Israel Police asks the public to help find 19-year-old Bat-El Aminov, missing since Tuesday.

Palestinians are the only refugee group in the world with a relief organization dedicated to their issue. Other refugee populations have been resettled; why are Palestinians different?

Having a baby is hard work. But Israel really makes it worth all the effort – starting with one particular hospital in Jerusalem.

Israeli MKs from Likud and Labor plan to submit a bill allowing Jews to pray on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City.

Israel Police received more than 9 million ‘100′ calls (Israel’s ‘911′) in 2013; 18 percent came from Tel Aviv.

A Jewish carpenter is suing New York City’s Housing Authority after allegedly being threatened and insulted with anti-Semitic epithets.

This Rosh Hashana you can commit to be a hero, just like Fariba and Alexa Khorshad, Ariel and Adir Settenbrino and more! Read about the amazing volunteers of the Aleh Foundation.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/abbas-arab-mks-incite-against-israel-in-qatar/2012/02/26/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: