Posted by: Lister | April 14, 2007

Azmi Bishara

Azmi Bishara is an Arab Christian Israeli. He was a founder of Balad, (National Democratic Assembly) and is currently an Member of the Knesset. However, he plans to resign from the Knesset and said that he did not intend to return to Israel in the near future. He also says:

“We (Arabs) are the original owners of this land,” he told A-Shams Radio. “They want us to act like guests in our own country and to prove all the time that all is well. All is not well. We are Palestinian Arabs, the children of this land and we will act in a manner fitting for a people who oppose occupation and aggression.”

Although Balad is for a two-state solution, they want an Israeli state transformed into a democratic state with equality for all of its citizens, Jews and Arabs alike, and to eliminate all state institutions and laws which discriminate against Arabs in Israel.

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