MembersThe Downfall of Anti-Israel Arab Knesset Members

Time is running out for members of the United Arab List (UAL) who seek to create a controversial legacy backed by inflammatory remarks fitting their hostile worldview.

By Jonathan Elkhoury |
KNESSET MEMBER HANIN ZOABI Photo: Miriam Alster/Flash90

But it is this very behavior that may eventually see them removed from Israel’s halls of power.


We have witnessed a series of outbursts from several senior members of the UAL, most notably Hanin Zoabi, Basel Ghattas and Jamal Zahalka of the Balad party.


Following the reconciliation agreement between Israel and Turkey last June, Zoabi sparked a scandal by calling the accord an “admission of murder” on Israel’s part. Nine Turkish nationals were killed when Israeli naval commandoes intercepted an international flotilla attempting to break the maritime blockage on Gaza in 2010.


Ghattas and Zahalka created their own headlines when they publicly consoled the families of Palestinian terrorists killed in deadly attacks on Israelis.


Israeli reporter Yishai Freidman exposed Zoabi’s long-term vision as she delivered it recently in Bern, Switzerland. “I don’t want to say what the formula is [to end the conflict]—one state or two states,”...

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