A Catastrophe Indeed
It’s not often I have the pleasure of agreeing both with Michael Eitan (Likud) and Jamal Zahalka (Balad) on anything — least of all a political issue.
But today hell seems to have frozen over.
The Ministerial Legislation Committee voted to put a motion before the Knesset to create a law banning all public commemorations of Nakba Day, that is the Arab mourning of their mass flight from what became the state of Israel. The motion was initiated by Alex Miller from (what else?) Israel Beiteinu, and will be put to the Knesset for a first vote next week. If the proposal passes, it will return to the Committee for the drafting of a bill.
Both Eitan and Zahalka criticized the motion sharply, but from slightly different angles.
Hadash MK Afu Aghbaria, by the way, won the “be-the-first-to-bring-up-the-Nazis” competition this time. He also managed to cram accusations of an anti-Arab jihad and apartheid into his condemnation of the proposal as well.
Entry filed under: Politics.