Many members of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s delegation were “surprised” and “taken aback” that he was heckled by two Arab MKs during his address to the Knesset on Monday.
“A lot of us were a bit taken aback that members of a national parliament would heckle a visiting foreign leader,” Jason Kenney, Canada’s minister of employment and social development, said Tuesday.
Arab MK Ahmad Tibi had earlier heckled Prime Minister Netanyahu, claiming that his colleague Abu Arar, a Bedouin MK from Ar’arat in the Negev, did not have water or electricity in his home because of Israeli discrimination.
Israel Channel 2 TV showed on Tuesday that Abu Arar lives in a three-story home with water, electricity, air-conditioning and a satellite dish, and his street is well lit.
Source: The Times of Israel
When ordinary Jews experience this kind of political hooliganism, they starts to wonder if David Ben Gurion should have acted differently in 1948.
The first Prime Minister of Israel appealed to a small number of Arabs not to leave their homes, but rather fight together with the Jews during the War of Independence in 1948.
All if them are today free men, with Israeli citizenship. In fact, they have grown into a flourishing community of two million people.
Now, we must ask these Arab politicians:
Where in the Middle East, do they want to send Harper, to find the exhibition window for Muslims nations?
Where should Harper travel in the Muslim World, to find democracy, freedom of speech, and a legal system that gives people justice?
Should he go to totalitarian Cairo, or should he rather travel to the al-Quada controlled parts of Syria?
In stead of brawling in the Israeli parliament, these Arab politicians would travel to Egypt and Syria and display the Arab versions of democracy.
Written by Ivar