Haneen Zoabi on Arab rights

This morning one of Australia’s biggest radio programs, ABC Radio National Breakfast, hosted a special guest: Three months ago, Israelis went to the polls, electing right-of-centre parties to a majority of the seats in the Knesset, the Israeli parliament. That helped Likud’s Benjamin Netanyahu form a colalition government, but also elected were three representatives of…

New intifada in Palestine would have political power

Israeli Arab politician Hanin Zoabi has a long history of taking on racism within the Zionist state. She was very impressive during her visit to Australia in 2009. Her latest thoughts are calling for a new Palestinian intifada to rival the Arab Spring (a mass, non-violent movement is already feared by the Zionist state); “I…

Which state won’t allow Palestinians to recognise dispossession?

One more step in Israel’s seemingly inevitable path towards excluding Arabs entirely; making it illegal for Palestinians to get any state funding to mark the 1948 Nakba. Key BDS backer Omar Barghouti writes: One major difference between Israeli apartheid and its South African… sibling… was that the former shrewdly avoided… overt racial discrimination that prevailed in the latter.…

It’s clearly alright to harass Arab women

Hanin Zoabi, Palestinian member of the Knesset currently facing a hate campaign by mad Zionists, recalls the behaviour of Jewish parliamentarians after her detention near Gaza last week: During the first meeting, there was a hard aggression, and they called me “traitor” and “terrorist.” “Where are the knives? Where do you hide the knives?” You…

We cannot forget 1948 and we won’t

Palestinian MP Haneen Zoabi (interviewed on Radio National Breakfast on Friday) spoke to ABC Radio PM last night. This took place before a well-attended event at New South Wales Parliament House last night to commemorate 61 years since the Nakba of Palestinian dispossession. Zoabi was the key speaker, in front of parliamentarians and members of…

Do we have to have Arab members of parliament at all?

Zionist nationalism is out of control. Firs we read, in a rather comical way, that some right-wing Jewish groups want to rename Turkish coffee to, well, something else because Ankara is a terrorist state etc. But this is far more serious: The Knesset’s House Committee on Monday recommended revoking the privileges of Israeli Arab MK…