Did Israeli-Arab MK Haneen Zoabi Attempt to Assault US Vice President Mike Pence?

The answer seems to be yes if the following photos, published by the Australian Jewish Association, are to be believed:

https://www.facebook.com/AustralianJewishAssociation/photos/a.136896907049371.1073741828.131283957610666/196593364413058/?type=3

This is just bizarre. What makes it even more bizarre is that this has not been reported by the Israeli media. In fact, Zoabi is in the news, with reports she is close to being charged with fellow Israeli-Arab MKs Zahalka and Azbarga with fraudulently obtaining benefits, falsification, money laundering, fraud and breach of trust, among others offenses – but nothing about attempting to hurl a projectile at the Vice President of the United States.

Besides this photo – which I assume is not photoshopped – we do know she is no fan of Mike Pence.

Joint List member Haneen Zoabi echoed these sentiments to The Media Line, stressing that Pence’s speech completely adopts “Zionist extreme right-wing thoughts…and reflects an absolute ignorance of history”. She stressed that residents of the region view Pence as a “weird” person and thus consider it “so rude [for him] to try to make decisions on [the] destinies of nations he’s not familiar with.”

Here’s hoping the Israeli police open a new investigation into Zoabi, and charge her if it is found she really did attempt to hurl a projectile at Mike Pence.

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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