Treasonous former Arab lawmaker appears on Hizballah TV

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 |  by Staff Writer

Former Israeli Arab lawmaker Azmi Bishara appeared on Hizballah's Al-Manar television at the weekend to urge warring Palestinian factions to unite and defeat Israel.

Leading Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas "must form a strategic unification including all resistance activities," Bishara stressed. "Only this will allow us to meet our goal."

Bishara is under investigation amid accusations that he aided Hizballah during last summer's war by advising the terror group where to fire its missiles.

When the Christian from Nazareth learned of the charges against him earlier this year, he quickly fled the country and has never returned. Bishara later appeared at the Israeli embassy in Cairo to resign from the Knesset and accuse the Israeli authorities of "persecuting" him.

Bishara is currently living in neighboring Jordan. When asked recently by a Jordanian newspaper if he would consider returning to Israel to defend himself, Bishara replied: "I don't like Israel. I never liked sitting in the Knesset. It was a sacrifice and a concession I made with myself."

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