CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Newly elected MK (member of Knesset) Haneen Zuabi (Balad), the first female Arab MK, expressed her support of Iran and its quest to develop nuclear warheads.
Zuabi, former director of I'lam, Media Center for Arab Palestinians in Israel, belongs to the Balad party, the same party of exiled MK Azmi Bishara, who left the country after being accused of aiding the Hezbollah terror group in the Second Lebanon War in the summer of 2006.
In two separate interviews in English, Zuabi said she favored a nuclear-armed Iran to offset Israel's military edge in the region.
"It would be more supporting to me to have a counter-power to Israel," Zuabi said. "I need something to balance [Israel's] power."
Zuabi called a nuclear-armed Iran "a potential" threat, but the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) is the real threat.
"Everyday, the Israeli [army] uses its violence, army violence," she said.
"The Israeli violence of the army is an outcome of Israel's convenient feeling that no one will restrict her, that no Arab country will really declare a war against [Israel]," she said.
According to Zuabi, Egypt and Jordan have reservations about supporting a Palestinian state.
To Zuabi, the very concept of a Jewish state is "inherently racist," something she aims to eradicate.
"There is no logic in demanding that I be loyal to an idea [the Jewish state] to which I do not agree to begin with," Zuabi said.
Zuabi appears to be following in the steps of Bishara, who called for the destruction of Israel at rallies in the Palestinian Authority, Syria and Lebanon.
Source: The Jerusalem Post