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Arab MKs Reject Netanyahu’s Order Keeping Ministers, MKs, Off Temple Mount

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

(JNi.media) Arab MK Ahmed Tibi said on Thursday that he and other Arab MKs would come tomorrow, Friday, to pray at the Al-Aqsa mosque on Temple Mount, despite Prime Minister Netanyahu’s decision to forbid it. “Not Netanyahu, and not the right-wing can keep us out of our Al-Aksa mosque,” Tibi said. He acknowledged that the Prime Minister decided to prevent “provocateurs” like Minister Uri Ariel (Bayit Yehudi) and Deputy Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) from entering the Temple Mount, in an effort to maintain calm, but insisted that Netanyahu’s decision to prevent Arab Knesset members constitutes a “U-turn” that would likely escalate the situation. Tibi said that Netanyahu’s decision is both insane and illegal, and commented that the comparison between the Muslim Arab MKs and Ariely and Hotoveli is like comparing a home owner and a burglar.

Prime Minister Netanyahu instructed his government ministers and all coalition MKs to not go up to the Temple Mount in the near future, to prevent friction and confrontation with the Arabs. The Prime Minister’s office made it clear that Netanyahu has instructed police is to prevent Knesset members, including the Arab MKs, from ascending to the Al-Aqsa compound. The PM’s office told Israel Radio that in recent days Netanyahu also prevented Palestinian public figures from visiting the Temple Mount.

MK Tibi’s party chairman, MK Aimen Uda, said that “Netanyahu is beating around the bush, positionless and spineless. The Al-Aqsa compound is an occupied territory, which, according to the status quo, is under the management of the King of Jordan and the Muslim Waqf. Netanyahu has no legal or moral authority tr prevent Arab MKs from ascending to the mosque.”

Arab MK Jamal Zahalka, who on Thursday attempted to defy Netanyahu’s order and was blocked at the entrance to Temple Mount by police, told NRG: “We [spit on] the Prime Minister’s decisions, they are illegal according to international law and I do not recognize them.” Zahalka added that “Netanyahu has done well in preventing the ascent of extreme right MKs and ministers, because all they want is to cause provocation. In contrast with them, who come as occupiers, we go to the mosque because we belong to the place, because we want to keep its peace and protect it. Our right to ascend to the Temple Mount supercedes any prohibition imposed by Netanyahu.”

Islamic State Posts Photos of Beheaded of Arabs UNRWA Refugee Camp

Monday, April 6th, 2015

The Islamic State (ISIS) has posted sickening pictures of a reported 21 victims its murderers have beheaded in the UNRWA-run Yarmouk refugee camp near downtown Damascus.

An imam was said to have been one of the victims, and it is possible UNRWA personnel also were among those butchered. Scores of others were  killed or wounded by barrel bombs dropped by the Assad regime’s planes in an  effort to force the ISIS to retreat.

“There is no food, there is no water and there is very little medicine,” said U.N.  Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) spokesman Chris Gunness. “The situation in the camp is beyond inhumane. People are holed up in their houses; there is fighting going on in the streets. There are reports of … bombardments.”

The Yarmouk camp is one of dozens set up by UNRWA in the past decades to keep Arabs stateless and in institutionalized misery for the sake of the Arab world hope of using them as tools to  overrun Israel on the basis of the claim that their refugee status is due to Israeli residency by previous generations.

However, the miserable life in the camps and even the ISIS takeover of Yarmouk have not aroused Arab sympathies.

Knesset Arab Knesset Member Ahmed Tibi said Monday, “I am angry and deeply saddened about what is happening in what is left of the camp.”

But he also tried to create a scenario that the Yarmouk refugees are being ignored because they are “Palestinians,” although hundreds of thousands of Arabs in Lebanon and Iraq have been killed and left homeless because of the savage civil war in Syria and which is beginning to spread over its borders.

Using the same Arab word for “catastrophe,” as most Arabs call the re-establishment of the State of Israel, Tibi said that Yarmouk is “another case where the refugees who suffered in the Nakba of 1948 are suffering again.”

But he never even thought of blaming the United Nations, which does not pass on the status of “refugee’ to any second generation in the world except for the few hundred thousands of Arab who once lived in Israel and who now number more than 5 million.

47.1% of Israeli-Arabs Prefer Ahmed Tibi

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

A poll of Israeli-Arabs showed that 47.1% of Israeli-Arabs want MK Ahmed Tibi as head of a united Arab list running for Knesset, according to a YNet report.

Dr. Ahmed Tibi is the head of the Ta’al party, and has served in the Knesset since 1999. He has also served as a Deputy Speaker of the Knesset.

From 1993 to 1999 Tibi served as the political advisor to Yasser Arafat.

He has a medical degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

38.8% of Arab respondents said they didn’t care who would be in charge.

62% answered that they planned to vote in the upcoming elections. 56% voted in 2013.

The poll was run by “Stat Net” and 850 Israeli Arabs were polled.

‘Israel Apartheid’ Lies Exposed

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

“Israel Apartheid” lies disseminated by Arab-Israeli parliamentarian Ahmed Tibi – well-known for his aggressive anti-Israel incitement – were recently exposed by Israeli think tank Regavim.

The incident occurred last week, when Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivered an historic address to the Knesset – Israel’s parliament – in which he stated:

“Some civil-society leaders today call for a boycott of Israel…. Most disgracefully of all, some openly call Israel an apartheid state. Think about that. Think about the twisted logic and outright malice behind that.”

To which Tibi and MK Taleb Abu Arar – a Bedouin-Israeli Arab who lives in the Negev and, like Tibi, is a member of the Knesset’s United Arab List-Ta’al party – heckled the Canadian leader.

“Here in our Parliament everyone can express his opinion, can stand up and speak, shout and mock – but it is impossible to do so in Damascus,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated.

When Netanyahu thanked Harper for his steadfast support for the Jewish state, reminding the assembled that all Israeli parliamentarians were fortunate to be living in a democracy where they could voice their opinions freely, Tibi interjected and stated, pointing to Abu Arar:

“In his village [in the Negev] there is no water or electricity…in Damascus maybe.”

Not only did Tibi, who consistently accuses Israel of practicing “apartheid’ against Arab citizens, prove Netanyahu right – to the amusement of the Canadian onlookers, who applauded when he and his colleague walked out during Harper’s speech – but he also revealed his deceitful agenda and the fact that his claims are clearly Israel Apartheid lies.

Regavim – which focuses on enforcing Israeli law across the country, exposing illegal building and criminal activities which jeopardize the future stability of the State of Israel – has done extensive research in the Negev. Immediately following Tibi’s outrageous allegation, the organization checked on Abu Arar’s residence and submitted its findings to Israeli television’s popular Channel 2, which reported on it.

Netanyahu posted a photo of Abu Arar’s three-storey home, which he had received from Regavim and which clearly exposes another “Israel Apartheid” lie, on his Facebook page.

“Yet again Regavim has uncovered another fabrication and blatant lie about the reality of Bedouin-Israelis in the Negev,” stated Regavim International Relations Director Ari Briggs. “It should be clear as day for all to see that people like Ahmed Tibi have no shame when it comes to lying for the sake of making headlines.”

As pointed out in Front Page Magazine:

“Not only does MK Taleb Abu Arar’s village (and personal home) have water, sewage, electricity, gas delivery, garbage removal, telephone/high speed internet infrastructure and free State-sponsored education, but MK Taleb Abu Arar’s ‘impoverished and apartheid home’ also has Satellite TV.”

“Taleb Abu Arar not only has a satellite dish,” Front Page Magazine added. “The Moslem Brotherhood member also has two wives.”


Nonetheless, as noted in the Jerusalem Post, Tibi has become somewhat of a celebrity among anti-Israel circles in Canada.

Despite the fact that Harper received several standing ovations during his Knesset speech and was cheered by the remaining legislators, “since the incident, Tibi has given 15 interviews to Canadian media outlets and has been invited to speak at universities in multiple provinces,” the Post reports.

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Arab MK Tibi Makes a Storm Out of Cup of Tea Thrown at Him

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

A Be’er Sheva area man threw a lukewarm cup of hot tea in the face of MK Ahmed Tibi on Thursday during the legislator’s appearance at a protest against the Prawer Plan that calls for legalizing thousands of Bedouin structures on state land and moving thousands of Bedouin to other communities and cities.

Police arrested the man who threw the cup of tea at Tibi, who several months ago spilled a cup of water on a copy of the bill as he spoke from the podium of the Knesset. He later was fined for damaging the microphone system. Israeli media, sprucing up its news at the expense of the truth, said the man threw “hot” tea at Tibi, but  police later said it was closer to lukewarm.

Nevertheless, MK Tibi created a storm from the tea cup. “There is no doubt that the right-wing’s incitement against Arab MKs has an effect… The attack on me is the result of rising racism and inciting against Arab MKs specifically because of the Prawer affair,” Tibi was quoted as saying by the He brew-language Yediot Acharonot. “I don’t fear death threats, spit, or hot tea,” he added.

Those are interesting quotes for a man who has used the Knesset podium to spout off pure racism and incitement against Jews.  Among other comments, MK Tibi has stated in the past, “Overall, it pays to be racist in Israel because you don’t pay a price for it and you can always explain it away by a security need and a self-defense mechanism… Racists have a long time ago moved from the street to government benches. Every anti-Arab phenomenon is accepted with understanding within Israeli society.”

Brotherly love? Haredi MK Speaks Arabic, Arab Answers in Yiddish

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

At least one Haredi Knesset Member and Arab MK showed in the Knessset on Wednesday that they communicate with each much better than with most other MKs and Israeli citizens.

MKs Yisrael Eichler and Ahmed Tibi both are vehemently opposed to the new law that raises the entrance level for small political parties.

In their speeches against the law, MK Eichler showed his alliance with MK Ahmed Tibi by speaking to him in Arabic, to the enjoyment of Tibi’s colleagues, and the Arab MK returned the favor and told Eichler in Yiddish how much he appreciates the Haredi support for “democracy.”

Arab MK Tibi Demoted, Fined for Dumping Water on Podium (Video)

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

The Knesset Ethics Committee has fined Arab Knesset Member Ahmed Tibi $5,900 for his antics from the Knesset podium last month.

Tibi is the first Arab MK to be appointed Deputy Knesset Speaker. Make that in the past tense: “He was.” The Ethics Committee demoted him from the position until the end of the current session

He and seven other Arab MKS demonstrated their great respect for the law and the honor of the Knesset by stepping up to the podium and tearing up the bill, now a law, which regulates hundreds of illegal Bedouin villages whose residents are to be moved to legal homes.

Haredi MK Moshe Gafni put on the same theatrics earlier this year when he tore up a Knesset document from the podium.

Arab MK Ahmed went one step further in his stage performance last month by dumping a cup of water on the bill, damaging the Knesset podium microphone and amplifier.

“Comedy Hour” is every hour on the hour at the Knesset, but Tibi’s antics did not amuse the Knesset Ethics Committee.

Tibi explained to the committee members that he simply was carrying out a quaint Arab saying that one should spill water on something that has not value and let it drink the water.

The electronic equipment and the bill that he tore up before spilling water did not honor the Arab saying, and the committee censured Tibi.

His office replied, that the Ethics Committee decision was “manipulation that is not worthy of a response.”

That in itself is a marked improvement. It is rare when a Knesset Member not only has nothing to say but also admits it.

The Committee did not fine the other Arab MKs and MK Gafni, stating that their behavior was not honorable but that they did not violate the Knesset  protocol that forbid using an external object to make a point.

The Committee explained that there is no clause in the protocol that prohibits a Knesset member from tearing up a document, even it if is a law.

Many Knesset Members not only tear up laws but they also break them.


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