by Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

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Arab Member of Knesset Ahmed Tibe on the Temple Mount with PLO flag (Channel 2: Taamar Abidat)

Arab Knesset Member Ahmed Tibi celebrated the traditional birthday of the Muslim prophet Mohammed Saturday by hoisting a PLO flag on the Temple Mount and declaring it the capital of Palestine.

Tibi also criticized the United States for voting last week against the U.S. Security Council resolution that Israel must sign a peace treaty with the Palestinian Authority within one year based on PA demands and surrender half of Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria within three years.

Police did nothing to stop Tibi.

Public Security Minister Yitzchak Aharonovitch, who has said that Jewish Knesset Members should not be allowed even to visit the Temple Mount, has said nothing.

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, who has called Jewish MK visits on the Temple Mount a "provocation," has said nothing.

Lawyer Yossi Fuchs fired off a letter Saturday night to Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein, demanding that he act against MK Tibi just as he has acted in the past against anyone raising a flag stating "Kahane Lives."

Israel has declared Kahane Chai is an illegal group. Fuchs wrote Weinstein that the court has declared that the PLO is a terrorist group and argued that Tibi, by flying the PLO flag, violated the law concerning the prevention of terror.

What are the chances that Weinstein will even consider investigating Tibi?

EDITOR'S NOTE: These are some of the comments that added useful information:

Yechiel Baum,

How can he be regarded as a Knesset member in the Jewish State of Israel while pledging allegiance and serving an enemy terrorist organization whose citizenship belongs to Jordan. All arabs are to be expelled from the Knesset and from ALL of the biblical boundaries of the Jewish State of Israel.

In every country around the world, if any citizen serves the enemy, they are arrested and put in prison. Why should he be excused?

Keith Gilbert

Appeasement of this criminal nation of islamics will never, NEVER, work and it is insane to continue to do so, as for declaring Kahane Chai an illegal group...well, who cares really and while I sometimes find a minor point to disagree with I fully support the spirit of Kahani Chai; we have an islamic enemy, an implacable enemy, in our midst and: "They Must Go!"

Alan Kardon

The Temple Mount is in the State of Israel. Is the Israeli flag flying over the Temple Mount? Is there a flag in any other Country in the world that has another group, especially terrorists, flying their flag in their capital? I rest my case. NEVER EVER AGAIN.

Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press. This article appeared January 5, 2015 in the Jewish Press and is archived at

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