Hadassah Hospital Showed Us how to Deal with Tibi
The writing has been on the wall for a long time, yet every time complaints are filed with the police against incitement to violence on the part of Israeli Arab members of the Knesset, the police choose to ignore them. In 2008, Israel National News website published an article about Ahmed Tibi entitled, Tibi – Profile of a Brilliant Enemy, in which a few examples were given, such as this one:
On January 11, 2007, Tibi participated in a large gathering marking 42 years since the founding of Fatah, in Ramallah. He called upon Fatah’s terrorists to continue their struggle against Israel, “until all of the Palestinian land is freed.” He accused Israel of murdering Arab babies. “They want to eliminate the Palestinian children, the women and the elderly, en route to the elimination of the ideas of Palestinian freedom and liberty,” he told the crowd.
Anyone who has read the section of the law regarding banning MKs from the Knesset can clearly see how Tibi should be banned (with perhaps even greater basis than the banning of Jewish candidates for the Knesset). Here is the relevant section of the law:
A candidates’ list shall not participate in elections to the Knesset, and a person shall not be a candidate for election to the Knesset, if the objects or actions of the list or the actions of the person, expressly or by implication, include one of the following:
- negation of the existence of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state;
- incitement to racism;
- support of armed struggle, by a hostile state or a terrorist organization, against the State of Israel.
Without doubt, Tibi repeatedly violates point 3 above.
There is even a video of him encouraging Arab students in the Palestinian Authority to continue their struggle against Israel telling them that there is no greater honour than martyrdom. He made this speech in 2012, while he was Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, a post he held between 2006 and the April elections of 2019. I would not be surprised that, had a government been formed in April, he would still be Deputy Speaker.
We all know that Tibi is a medical doctor. What many do not know, however, is that:
Tibi never completed his internship: he was kicked out of Hadassah after a violent incident in which he swung his briefcase at a Jewish security guard who asked him to open it for a security inspection. The briefcase hit the guard on the back of the head and knocked him to the floor. The hospital administration dismissed Tibi during a closed-door hearing later that day. [emphasis added]
Hadassah showed no hesitation whatsoever. You break the rules. You suffer the consequences. Why can our elected lawmakers not understand that and make sure Tibi does not get to continue to betray the country that pays his salary and to which he should have pledged allegiance? We are such weaklings. What IS wrong with us?!