The far-right Otzma Yehudit (Jewish Strength) party threatened Arab Joint List MKs that they would be thrown out of Israel and not be allowed back in the Knesset, in a campaign ad played on Makan, Kan’s public Arabic radio station on Sunday.
“Ayman Odeh, Ahmad Tibi, Heba Yazbak and everyone who thinks this is Palestine,” the advertisement states in Arabic, “this is the State of Israel: the state of the Jewish People.”
The ad warned that MKs “who think it’s Palestine here, support the murder of Jews” and “are in favor of murdering soldiers” cannot be in Israel.
“Over all these years, the High Court gave you approval, but Otzma Yehudit promises: This is your last term in the Knesset,” the ad said.
The ad opened with a recording of Tibi giving “blessings to our martyrs inside the Green Line, those who the occupier wants to call terrorists, while we say there is nothing greater than those who died for the homeland.”
Now, I’m one of those strange people who believe that Israeli Arabs who openly support the murder of their fellow citizens (Jewish, of course) are guilty of sedition. The court system has for decades been dominated by the left, which was willing to bend over backwards to accommodate those eager to see the destruction of a Jewish Israel. But now the pendulum is swinging the other way. I, for one, would not shed a tear if the odious Tibi and his cronies were given a one-way ticket to Gaza, where I’m sure they would be given a hero’s welcome. That, or shot.