Treason. How could Israel have known that a man who ran for a seat in their parliament was a jihadist fellow traveler who would aid those wishing to destroy the Jewish State for the sake of jihad? Yet in his own defense, Bishara speaks of “democratic thought, equality and a state for all its citizens,” and dismisses the idea that he “provided the enemy with information during a time of war.”
Yet he has spoken out on behalf of the “enemy” before. In late 2005 he told a Lebanese audience: “The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians is not a demographic dispute, but a national one. It’s not the problem of 1.2 million Palestinians living in Israel. They are like all Arabs, only with Israeli citizenship forced upon them. We are the original residents of Palestine, not those who came from Poland and Russia.” The, addressing Israelis, he added: “Return Palestine to us and take your democracy with you. We Arabs are not interested in it.”
And now he paints himself as a defender of democracy.
“Bishara suspected of aiding Hizbullah for money,” by Efrat Weiss for Ynet News, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
The gag order on the allegations made against former Knesset Member Azmi Bishara was lifted on Wednesday, three weeks after rumors began circulating regarding the investigation against him.
According to suspicions, Balad’s chairman contacted a Hizbullah official during last summer’s war in Lebanon and handed him information on strategic locations in Israel in order to enable the Shiite organization to fire rockets at these destinations. Bishara allegedly received hundreds of thousands of shekels in exchange for this information….
During his last questioning, the former MK informed the police he plans to leave the country for a few days, and never returned.
The police and Shin Bet suspect that the money Bishara received for his services to Hizbullah was transferred through Syria and Lebanon to three money changers in east Jerusalem. The three had already been investigated by the police, and one of them may become a state witness….
Following the publication, Bishara gave an interview to the Al-Jazeera TV channel, and said, “Israel is trying to accuse me of security offenses. They object to the ideas I promote — like democratic thought, equality and a state for all its citizens, and therefore they claim that my actions were actually a cover for offenses against national security, or that I provided the enemy with information during a time of war.”
Bishara dismissed the allegations as politically motivated and drummed up to avert the public’s attention from Israel’s leadership crisis following the results of the Second Lebanon War.