The Islamic Arabs like to portray themselves as valiant warriors. Brave fighters on horseback decapitating the infidels with one swoop of their swords. The truth is they practice cowardice not bravery. Sending a young boy, drooling with zealotry to blow himself up on a bus filled with other young teens is not valiant. Blowing up schools, as they did in Gaza yesterday does not show bravery. Having a 12 year-old hack off the head of a prisoner is not the act of a honorable warrior. Spying on your country and running away to hide, is the act of a coward. If he is innocent let him prove it. If he is guilty let him stay out of the country and admit the truth in the safety of Egypt.
by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz(IsraelNN.com) Fugitive Arab Knesset Member Azmi Bishara (Balad), being investigated by Israeli authorities on classified security charges, has surfaced in Egypt, according to a report by Egyptian news agencies. Bishara met on Saturday morning with Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit. According to a report on the Arab-48 website, Balad MK Wasil Taha was also present at the meeting.
The meeting lasted for about an hour and reportedly encompassed discussion of regional and local Arab issues, including the Arab League initiative proposed last month at the League’s Riyadh summit.
The Knesset House Committee is expected to discuss this week stripping Bishara of some of the benefits he receives as an MK, such as funds for a community liaison office, but not his monthly salary.
A recently proposed bill would allow Knesset members to dismiss colleagues who are indicted on criminal charges and refuse to arrive at judicial proceedings. MK Gilad Erdan (Likud), who proposed the law, described the current situation – in which Bishara, even when indicted, can remain abroad and thereby hold onto his Knesset seat – as absurd. In addition to dismissal, the proposal calls for the suspension of salary and benefits for any MK who is in Bishara’s circumstance. According to the proposal, 20 MKs can petition the Attorney-General to recommend dismissal, which would then have to be approved by 80 MKs.