Ding Dong, the Witch (Haneen Zoabi) is Not Returning to the Knesset?

This would be good news if it is true.

Hebrew media reports claimed that MKs Hanin Zoabi and Jamal Zahalka would retire from the Knesset due to internal regulations of their Balad party.

Balad, an acronym for National Democratic Assembly, is part of the 13-MK Joint (Arab) List, a coalition of Arab Israeli parties in parliament. Balad’s Knesset members have at times been vilified as a fifth column in Israeli politics, and other lawmakers have attempted to have them banned from being able to run for Knesset.

The Globes media outlet reported that Zoabi and Zahalka may be prevented from running again due to internal party regulations limiting the number of terms in office a member can serve — unless the party’s central committee votes to approve it.

The Jerusalem Post similarly reports that Zoabi will likely not return to the Knesset, but for different reasons.

Firebrand Joint List MK Haneen Zoabi’s chances of getting into the next Knesset are very slim.

The Balad Party, of which Zoabi is a member, is one of four parties that make up the Joint List. In July, Balad held a primary, in which Zoabi came in fifth place. Balad had only three seats in this Knesset, and it is highly unlikely it will get five.

And why would me and so many Israelis be happy about this? Because Haneen Zoabi is a Columnist of the Fifth Kind who actively works against the state of Israel. She has even admitted it. Some of her vile acts include participating in the 2010 Gaza flotilla aboard the Mavi Marmara, writing an article justifying Hamas shooting rockets at civilian populations, and saying the abduction and murder of the three Israeli teens was not an act of terrorism.

She also may have used a rubber band sling shot at US VP Mike Pence. No, really.

So while I am proud Israel runs a democracy with Arab members of the Knesset, it is a surreal, perverse situation to have actual traitors like Zoabi included among them.

The good news for Zoabi? If this is true, she will have more time to enjoy “apartheid” Israel’s delightful cafes.


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