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January 21, 2013 11:50 am
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Israeli Actress Einat Weizman Throws Support Behind Arab-Israeli Political Party

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An Israeli actress threw her support behind the Arab-Israeli political party Balad on Sunday, saying it is “the only option for those who want to live in a true democracy.”

Einat Weizman wrote on the party’s Facebook page that Balad is the only party calling for real civil equality.

“In light of rising fascism, militancy and the strengthening of the extreme right, and overcoming the oppressive policies that trample human and civil rights on both sides of the Green Line, there is needed a new political order,” she wrote, according to a translation.

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“With these trends there should be no compromise. Therefore I give my voice to the only party  really challenging the hegemony of the Zionists and that calls for real civil equality. Other parties, both good and proper, offer different platforms of cooperation, but they are a step below the equality offered by Balad.”

Balad was disqualified from the 2009 elections by the Central Election Committee by a vote of 26 to three, with one abstention. It was disqualified on grounds that it does not recognize the State of Israel and calls for armed conflict against it. The ruling was later overturned by the Supreme Court, but the party received less than 1000 Jewish votes and holds just three seats in the Knesset.

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  • Jerry Hersch

    I don’t understand the article title “Arab-Isareli” that seems to imply that Arab citizensof Israel are not Israelis.
    Shouldn’t that be “Arab-Jewish”..but then again couldn’t some Jews be Arabs or some Arabs Jews..
    Are Arabs a linguistic cultural group- they couldn’t be a religius group for in Israel some are Moslem and some are Christian..and what of the Jewish tribes in Arabia before the rise of Islam ????

  • Lawrence Kulak

    I wish to state my non-sexist opinion about why “botched nose job bimbos will be bimbos”.
    Wiezman claims that she is against fascism but backs a party that supports armed revolution? So then that makes her an anti-fascist totalitarian because you can’t have a democratic revolt against a nation with democratic institutions.
    She also claims to be against the “hegemony of the Zionists” because to her that is anti-democratic. well, does Ms. Weizmann believe that Israel and the US share the same formative roots? Was Israel a conglomerate of States yearning to be free from the motherland, or was it the culmination of the yearnings of Jews to return to their ancestral homeland? Has the ‘scholarly’ Anat moreover ever considered what the odds would have been for a true democracy to have arisen in the Middle East without Jewish input? Does she consider Egypt to be a better model for democracy than Israel?
    Anyway, the only entity more revolting than bimbos with botched nose jobs are Supreme Courts that despise their own people. According to the Israeli Supreme Court, it is worse to be a ‘racist’ (according to their definition of one) than it is to advocate the violent overthrow of the State of Israel. Think that is being a little ‘politically correct?’ If so, then shout out loudly from behind your computers, “ODE KAHANE CHAI!”

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