What oppression he must feel in the Israeli apartheid state, that all he can do in life is run for the Knesset. Stories like these show vividly how hollow are the charges that Israel oppresses its Arab citizens. Strange that a man who is calling for what amounts to the destruction of the Jewish state and reduction of the Jews and Christians there to dhimmi status would be a candidate for the national parliament. Just a lone nut anyway? No: he is a leader of the Islamic Association of Israel. From Israel National News, with thanks to Romy:
(IsraelNN.com) Ibrahim Sarsur, head of the United Arab List, which is running for Knesset jointly with Ahmed Tibi’s Ta’al party, said today in a press conference that his party believes in Islamic rule over Israel, in the form of a renewed Caliphate.
“We believe in Islam, we believe in the rule of the Caliphate and we do not support a separation between state and religion,” Sarsur said. As such, he stated, the UAL-Ta’al list will fight what he called “Israelization and Zionization” through the Israeli Knesset. Sarsur is also a religious leader and a head of the Islamic Association of Israel.