Haneen Zoabi’s Startling Admission

Almost hidden in a report about Israeli PM Netanyahu backing the bill to bar mosques from using loudspeaker systems for the Muslim call to prayer, is what seems to be a startling admission by Israel-hating Israeli Arab MK Haneen Zoabi.

haneen-zoabiHis fellow party lawmaker Hanin Zoabi suggested that those who are bothered by the calls to prayer should find somewhere else to live.

“Those who suffer from the sounds of the muezzins are specifically those who chose to settle near the mosques, and… they are invited to leave if they are suffering so much,” she said. “This isn’t Europe here. Anyone who feels like he is in Europe, and thinks this is Europe, should consider going there.”

Yup, she just (perhaps inadvertently) admitted that Israel is way more tolerant of Muslims than Europe is.

Of course Zoabi knows full well she and her fellow Muslims have it relatively good in Israel. I’m just surprised she basically admitted it.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media