The Arab Ra’am party and False Loyalty.
Mansour Abbas, leader of the Ra’am party in Israels Knesset, has shown to whom its loyalties belong.
The Arab party announced on Sunday morning that it would most likely not attend Wednesday’s Knesset session dealing with the opposition’s proposed bill to dissolve the House, which, if successful, would bring down Naftali Bennetts coalition government. In doing so, Abbas and his cronies have shown that they do not belong in the current government or the Israel Knesset. What government of any persuasion would countenance a government member deciding national issues of great importance at the behest of a foreign government. In this case, Jordan.
A principle of supreme importance emerges out of this political sleight of hand. It makes it clear that Ra’am has a very different conception of legitimate behaviour in government, which crucially affects the Jewish States’ sovereignty and, indeed, the whole of the conduct of the private and public life of an Israeli citizen. Abbas believes that his loyalty is to the Arab nationalist cause and not the Jewish State. It should be clear to any sane human being that he and others like him do not belong in the Knesset of Israel nor the State of Israel. Abbas is guilty of subversion and undermining the foundation of all Zionist values. Bennett must not allow this charade to continue, he should vote with the opposition on Wednesday to dissolve his government and let the people’s will be heard in a general election. History decrees how society must behave if it is not to be destroyed.
If left with the present status quo Abbas and the Arab nationalists will be free to pursue whatever their minds and hearts are set on, with a minimum of control to prevent them from frustrating the Jewish character of Israel. The state is now at a crossroads in its history as people identify themselves in terms that their neighbours do not share then the state falls apart at the first serious blow.
Again Abbas is in breach of adhering to the nation as the source of legal obligation while undermining the law that derives from national sovereignty. I don’t doubt that his conscience finds the whole concept of the Jewish State repugnant and dreams of its demise daily, and none of us should be surprised. Why wouldn’t he? He is an Arab nationalist, not a Jew. So let’s be done with fairy tales and other myths and expel these Arab patriots before another Jew falls victim to Arab treachery.