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Cueball
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posted 05 October 2007 02:51 PM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Amman, Jordan I AM A PALESTINIAN from Nazareth, a citizen of Israel and was, until last month, a member of the Israeli parliament.

But now, in an ironic twist reminiscent of France's Dreyfus affair in which a French Jew was accused of disloyalty to the state the government of Israel is accusing me of aiding the enemy during Israel's failed war against Lebanon in July.

Israeli police apparently suspect me of passing information to a foreign agent and of receiving money in return. Under Israeli law, anyone a journalist or a personal friend can be defined as a "foreign agent" by the Israeli security apparatus. Such charges can lead to life imprisonment or even the death penalty.

The allegations are ridiculous. Needless to say, Hezbollah Israel's enemy in Lebanon has independently gathered more security information about Israel than any Arab Knesset member could possibly provide. What's more, unlike those in Israel's parliament who have been involved in acts of violence, I have never used violence or participated in wars. My instruments of persuasion, in contrast, are simply words in books, articles and speeches.


By Azmi Bishara, AZMI BISHARA was a member of the Knesset until his resignation in April.

Did this get covered here, I was not posting at the time.

[ 05 October 2007: Message edited by: Cueball ]


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CMOT Dibbler
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posted 05 October 2007 04:26 PM      Profile for CMOT Dibbler     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I posted it.
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Cueball
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posted 05 October 2007 04:27 PM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think this needs to be followed closely. This is a grevious attack upon an important Arab-Israeli politician.
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Coyote
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posted 05 October 2007 04:30 PM      Profile for Coyote   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yeah, CMOT did post it. Good job.

Now, I agree completely. It's egregious.


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