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MK Ayman Odeh speaking at the Knesset

In a letter to Knesset speaker Yuli Edelstien, Israel’s UN Ambassador Danny Danon accused Knesset Member Ayman Odeh of “crossing a red line”. The allegation followed a letter by Odeh, Chairman of the Joint List faction, to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon calling for an investigation into land disputes in the Negev.

The application for the probe was submitted by Odeh through UN Palestinian Authority Representative Riyad Mansour. In it Odeh asked for a “UN fact-finding mission to the Negev to examine the dire situation of the land’s indigenous Arab population, and work to secure their rights as guaranteed by international law and conventions.”


Danon reacted harshly to Odeh’s actions in a letter to Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, “I find it appalling that MK Odeh decided to work together with the Palestinian representative who regularly spreads Antisemitic lies against the State of Israel.  A red line has been crossed.”

Mansour is known for particularly vehement rhetoric towards Israel. In November he accused Israel of harvesting organs from Arab bodies, and last month he compared Israel to Nazis in the Warsaw uprising.

UN Under-Secretary-General Jeffrey Feltman denied Odeh’s request in a response to the Israel’s Mission to the UN, and not via the Palestinian Authority Representative.


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Stephanie is a freelance journalist and U.N. Correspondent. She contributes regularly to the Jerusalem Post and the Jewish Press, and is a monthly columnist at JPost Style Magazine. Stephanie is mom to Daniel, Adam, Dean and Anna and divides her time between New York and Tel Aviv.


  1. How stupid. Israel's pathetic political system elects people to run the country who not only refuse to consider the only compassionate effective solution to Israel's every problem, i.e., the repatriation of the overwhelmingly genocidal Orthodox Muslim mythical so-called Palestinians to Jordan & Egypt. But, these pathetic leaders, guilty of murder as far as I'm concerned because they allow millions of genocidal Muslims to remain on Israel's side of the border, allow them into the Knesset, which was opposed in the first place by 87% of Israelis in polls taken many decades ago.
    Hey, you big dumbies, if you allow genocidal Muslims into your fake governing body (the Knesset is fake because it's majority is under the control of the Prime Minister, not answerable to the people in direct constituency elections), expect just this type of treason. It's gone on for a long time.
    The only people you remove are, well, there was only one. He was set to win 12 seats or 10% of the electorate. But, Israel's political class rulers called him a racist, this proud, decent Jew, Meir Kahane, and removed him on that basis.
    Sick country.

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