Thursday, April 2, 2009

An Israel MK supports Irans Nuclear quest???

I'm speechless.
Here's what others have got to say:

Samuel Sokol , JPost: New Balad MK praises Iran's nuke quest
Arutz Sheva: Arab MK Welcomes Iranian Nuclear Weapon
Islam in Action: Israel:Arab Politician Support Iran's Nuke Program
Esser Agaroth: New Balad MK Praises Iran's Nuke Quest
Huffington Post: Haneen Zuabi, New Arab-Israeli Knesset Member, Praises Iranian Nuclear Ambitions
Jewlicious: Freedom of Speech or Sedition?
Daniel Pipes: Iran's Representative in the Knesset - Haneen Zuabi

Some of her comments, according to Samuel Sokol in the Jerusalem Post:
  • The very concept of a Jewish state is "inherently racist." Israel must be turned into a "state of all its citizens," eliminating its Jewish or Zionist nature.

  • Iran's role in Palestinian affairs is "more useful" than that of regimes like Jordan and Egypt, in that Iran stands more firmly "against occupation than a lot of the Arab countries." Egypt and Jordan, indeed, are scared of a free and democratic Palestinian state.

  • It's not a good idea for Israel to be the region's sole nuclear power. "It would be more supporting me to have a [nuclear] counter-power to Israel. I need something to balance [its] power."

  • Is she worrying about Tehran getting close to acquiring a nuclear weapon? "No, I am not." To the contrary, said is "more afraid from the Israeli nuclear [weapons]."

  • Would the Israel Defense Forces use nuclear weapons? "The Israelis? I think yes. And I am afraid from real risk rather than from potential risk." More broadly, whereas the Iranian bomb is only "a potential" threat, the IDF is an actual danger. "Every day the Israeli [army] uses its violence, army violence."

  • Israel is an aggressor state, so only something along the lines of Mutually Assured Destruction would restrain it.

  • Would an Iranian bomb make Washington nervous, lead to more U.S. pressure on Israel, and that would be good thing? "Exactly."

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