Arab MK Welcomes Iranian Nuclear Weapon ‘to Make Israel Afraid’
by Gil Ronen, Arutz Sheva INN, March 31, 2009IsraelNN.com) MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad) broke new ground in anti-Israeli rhetoric by a Knesset Member Tuesday when she told a reporter that she welcomes the development of nuclear weapons by Iran.
In an interview with David Bedein and Samuel Sokol for the Philadelphia Bulletin,”New Israeli Parliamentarian calls for nuclear Iran” the newly sworn-in Knesset Member said she preferred Iran over the more moderate Arab states: “The policy of Iran is more useful to the Palestinian issue and more standing against occupation than a lot of the Arab countries. This is our interest. If anyone is supporting me – so I will not mind this influence, even I would ask for this influence [sic],” she explained.
When the reporter asked her if she is not afraid that an Iranian attack would put her at risk as well, she said: “I’m not afraid from the nuclear Iranians. I‘m more afraid from the Israeli nuclear [sic].”
Asked if she thought Israel might use its reported nuclear weapons, she answered in the affirmative. “I am afraid from real risk rather than from potential risk,” she added. “The Iranian is still in a potential. But the real risk is the Israeli army. I need a power which can make counter [sic] to the Israeli power. It is not supporting me, the fact that Israel will be the only state with a nuclear weapon. It’s more supporting me to have [a] counterpower to Israel [sic].” (Continue Reading this Article)