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Sunday, January 03, 2010

'Israeli Arab' MK complains that Israeli media not traitorous enough; UPDATED WITH VIDEO

After he was thrown out of Channel 1's studios by host Dan Margalit on Thursday, 'Israeli Arab' MK Jamal Zahalka complained that Israel's media has 'surrendered to the State.' The complaint is rich with irony, because Israel is the only country in the region that has a media that is at all critical of the government. Zahalka, of course, would like to destroy the Jewish state and presumably leave us with another country like the other 22 Arab countries in which the media is not free to criticize the government.
Zahalka, who succeeded Azmi Bishara as chairman of the staunchly anti-Zionist party, accused the media of running an "incitement campaign" against him, and said Balad would continue to work to reveal "the war crimes of Israel, whose hands are dipped in children's blood."

"The Israeli media is enlisted and has surrendered [to the state]," he said.

On Thursday, Zahalka was removed from the set of the program after he and Margalit engaged in heated verbal sparring after Zahalka accused Defense Minister Ehud Barak of listening to classical music while children were being killed in Gaza.

After Margalit responded by calling Zahalka "cheeky," Zahalka backtracked a bit, saying that it was widely known that the defense minister enjoys classical music and had killed 1,400 children.

Margalit then told Zahalka, repeatedly, to "get out of here," which the Balad chairman unwillingly did, while responding that the veteran journalist was "a nothing, a servant of prime ministers, and lacking a conscience."

The verbal spat continued after Zahalka left the set, with the MK yelling that the studio in Tel Aviv's northern Ramat Aviv neighborhood was itself on occupied land [formerly known as Sheikh Munis. CiJ], and Margalit responding, on camera, that "that's just the point. You want to conquer here as well."
Perhaps Margalit could explain that to some of his naive colleagues who still believe that if Israel would only withdraw to the 1949 armistice lines, the conflict would be over.


Here's video of Margalit's clash with Zahalka, with English subtitles no less.

Let's go to the videotape.


At 3:11 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Its ironic when one considers Israel's leftist media have been extremely influential in imposing an agenda of defeat and retreat upon the country. Methinks Jamal Zahalka doth protest too much.

At 3:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just made the following comment on INN's news article, Arab MK: Tel Aviv is the Arab Village of Sheikh Munis!:

5th column. Yep. The Arabs should all be stripped of their citizenship and told that they have X amount of time before they're tossed out on the behinds. Should have been done decades ago. The sooner, the better.

At 4:48 PM, Blogger Neshama said...

There should be many more interviews such as this on Israeli TV, so that the ordinary peace-loving Israeli becomes infuriated and takes their citizenship seriously, because this is what is in jeopardy. There needs to be an uprising of the voices of Israelis that their govt take a stand and declare ALL of Eretz HaKodesh under Israeli sovereignty, and those who don't like it should move to the other side of the middle east :(

At 9:33 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Margalit himself noted the Arabs regard Israel as "occupied territory." Its not only Gaza they want. Israelis do need to wake up to realize the other side does not consider Jews to be human beings who have any kind of real national rights. That's why there is no movement towards peace with the Palestinians today. The video makes that absolutely clear.

At 10:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the reporter asked a great question...something that no one in the msm has asked

why arent these idiots protesting what egypt is doing...in egypt

well ill tell you...cuz egyptian troops would shoot them


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