'the ‘Jewish democracy’ is way more Jewish than Greek.'By Gilad Atzmon: The Knesset's Ethics Committee decided yesterday to suspend Arab MKs Haneen Zoabi, Basel Ghattas and Jamal Zahalka from meetings of the Knesset and its committees. Mr. Zoabi and Mr. Ghattas have been suspended for four months, and Mr. Zahalka for two months.
Their crime: the three Arab Joint List members dared to meet with families of Palestinian freedom fighters who gave their lives in the battle to free their land.
The Arab Joint List issued a statement saying: "The vengeful punishment will not deter us and we will continue fighting against policies of racism and fascism, and in favour of true equality and true democracy, which Netanyahu is trying with all of his power to destroy."
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the Knesset. "We will not accept a situation in which members of Knesset support the families of the murderers of Israeli civilians, and stand in memory of those who murdered our children. There's a limit. There's such as thing as national respect.” In his desperate attempt to equate the legitimate Palestinian resistance to occupation with Isis criminality, Netanyahu said,