Thursday, April 26, 2012

Eisner Was 'Stabbed in the Back'

Ben Ari: Eisner Was 'Stabbed in the Back'

MK Michael Ben-Ari wrote Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner a letter of support saying the Eisner affair reveals the decay of IDF morals and values
By Gabe Kahn
First Publish: 4/26/2012, 6:00 PM

MK Michael Ben Ari
MK Michael Ben Ari
Flash 90

MK Michael Ben-Ari (National Union) on Israel's 64th Independence Day sent a letter of support to Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner, who was removed from his post as deputy commander of the Jordan Valley Brigade for striking an ISM anarchist from Denmark with his rifle.

"We all feel the wound of betrayal, the knife stuck in your back by leaders of defeat," Ben Ari wrote. "But despite the hard feelings, I think this is a seminal event. This event casts a light on the decay of values and morals in the IDF."

"In Amona, deputy IDF chief Yair Naveh, ordered the use of clubs. The result was hundreds of wounded, some who remain disabled even today. No one claimed this was not in the spirit of the IDF - and that was against Jews. But your error is compounded by the fact that you beat the enemies of Israel.
"Since the Oslo Accords were signed the IDF has become the army of low intensity against the enemy while concentrating on making war on Jews building outposts. This is an unforgiveable sin.

"IDF values ​​today are built on a hypocritical consumerist religion, which preaches submission and turning the other cheek. It seems George Orwell's 1984 is more realistic than ever: Surrender is victory, defeat is the pride, laxity is heroism.

"According to them you need to embrace the anti-Semites and surrender the field - because that will photograph well! To them that will decide Israel's fate. This is the IDF in full decay and it cannot judge you.

"You are a hero who is devoted to the value of victory and fidelity, which find no home in the army of Netanyahu and Gantz. They prefer officers like Ehud Barak. He eschewed every difficult decision lest the taint stick to him and harm his chances of promotion.

"Now, a great responsibility has come upon you. To lead and demand change and a return to the values of the IDF. I urge you to establish an Institute of Jewish Heroism, which will teach Jewish pride. It will teach our enemies that we will speak with a rifle or shotgun butt rather than give up parts of our homeland," Ben Ari concluded.

The incident that led to Eisner's removal from his post occurred on April 14 when a group of foreign and Arab cyclists sought to block a main road near Jericho to protest Israel's presence in Judea and Samaria.

Critics of Eisner's dismissal from his post – through he remains in the IDF with the same rank – were quick to note the video of the incident uploaded to the Internet was clearly edited in such a way as to cast Eisner in the worst possible light.

The altercation came at the end of nearly two hours of heated confrontation between protesters and soldiers, but the video began with Eisner striking the activist.

Eisner subsequently told military investigators that two of his fingers had been broken in an attack by the Danish campaigner before he retaliated with his weapon. A medical examination confirmed at least one of Eisner's fingers was indeed broken during the demonstration.

A second video released on April 20 – which critics say was also clearly edited – showed Eisner striking other activists with his rifle.
Eisner ran into further controversy when a private conversation he had with a friend was taped and broadcast on Channel 10.

In the conversation, Eisner leveled sharp criticism for IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz and Central Command commander Nitzan Alon, who he said were more concerned with looking good than completing the mission.
It remains unknown if Eisner, whose career could be destroyed by openly criticizing his superior officers, was aware the private conversation was being recorded by a third party.

Gantz – who joined Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Shimon Peres in condemning Eisner before the initial investigation into the incident was complete – said Thursday "His comments were unfortunate, irrespective of his reasons."

However, Gantz also softened his previous stance saying Eisner made a "mistake," and "I'm not ready to decide his fate and end his career, but I cannot simply ignore the incident, either."

The decision to remove Eisner from his post – which Gantz made after the investigation was complete – has been unpopular with the majority of Israelis, who feel senior military and political officials spoke too quickly and hung Eisner out to dry in public.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Chief of staff surrendered to Left by firing Eisner

Jerusalem Post   Thursday, April 19 2012 - (excerpts)

 National Union:  Chief of staff surrendered to Left by firing Eisner

Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner was removed from service after Gantz reviewed the findings of an investigation into an incident when he slammed his service rifle into a pro-Palestinian activist’s face.  [The activist is a Danish anarchist who was joined by  a large group of anarchists and Arabs to provoke the army, bringing along their photographer bg]
MK Arye Eldad (National Union) said that firing Eisner was a “total surrender to the Left, which created the provocation [leading Eisner to strike the activist] and is now reaping its fruits.”

According to MK Michael Ben-Ari (National Union), Gantz is teaching the IDF officers to turn the other cheek and “learn from defense Minister Ehud Barak who ran from every front in order to reach his next promotion.”

Ben-Ari said the people of Israel should embrace all officers like Eisner.
MK Dr. Michael Ben-Ari was Rabbi Meir Kahane’s student and follows his actions and ideology in and out of the Knesset.

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Military Court delays next hearing in trial for Palmer deaths

Jerusalem Post  Thursday, April 19, 2012- (excerpts)

 Military court delays next hearing in trial for Palmer deaths to June 3

The military court trial of two men suspected of killing Asher Palmer and his infant son Yonatan last September is a farce and a disgrace, far-right MK Michael Ben-Ari (National Union) said Wednesday.
“This is a show, not a trial.  The deals the prosecution is working out with the murderers show that the blood of Jewish infants is cheap, even 70 years after the Holocaust” Ben-Ari said at the Ofer Military court on Wednesday.

In November, the court indicted Sa’adeh on charges of intentionally causing death – effectively a murder charge – for allegedly throwing a stone at Palmer’s car from a passing vehicle on Route 60 outside Kiryat Arba.  Due to the high speed at which the two cars were traveling, the stone passed through the windshield and struck Palmer, causing him to lose control of his car and crash.  Both Palmer and his infant son died at the scene

 Sa’adeh faces 23 charges – including an attempt to fir an M-16 rifle at a passenger bus on Route 60 and membership in a group that intentionally caused death.  Arjeh also in trial is charged with a total of 30  security offenses.
The court has also indicted three other Palestinian men in connection to Palmer’s deaths, who they say formed a cell to target Israeli civilians.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Netanyahu as Bad as Mofaz

Arutz 7  April 3, 2012

MK Ben-Ari: Netanyahu as Bad as Mofaz

Attacks by Likud ministers on Kadima leader Shaul Mofaz that he would hand over all of Judea and Samaria to the PA were unjustified, MK Michael Ben-Ari (National Union) said Sunday, because Likud leader Binymin Netanyahu was just as bad. “Mofaz speaks straightforwardly about surrendering, andNetanyahu gives off the impression of being a strong leader and can speak well in the media,” Ben-Ari said. “But Netanyahu himself is setting up a Palestinian state, including in Area C, where he sets up roadblocks for Jews and takes their land away.”
Ari added that “unfortunately for Mofaz there is no place for him in politics, since the Likud has swung leftwards. But the Likud has nothing to be proud of, because Netanyahu is no worse than Mofaz.”

MKs Visit Jewish Homes on Mount of Olives

Arutz 7 March 28, 2012

MKs visit Jewish homes on Mount of Olives

Residents: Violence has risen since rumors of Jewish marches on Temple Mount began.

Tension from two-month-old rumors about mass Jewish demonstrations to overtake the Temple Mount has continued to ripple across Jerusalem. This has led to an increase in violence and stone throwing attacks, Arab and Jewish residents of East Jerusalem said on Tuesday.

MKs Ben-Ari and Eldad visited the residents of East Jerusalem and promised to bring this problem up in the Knesset.

When a flyer was circulated two months ago publicizing a mass march by right-wing Jews to overtake the Temple Mount, it immediately touched off large riots in Jerusalem and Jordan.

First Convention or Eretz Yisrael Shelanu (The Land is Ours)

March 26, 2012
The First Convention of Eretz Yisrael Shelanu (the Land of Israel is Ours)
 Barbara Ginsberg
[ Rabbi Meir Kahane’s H”YD ideology and aspirations for the Jewish people and Eretz Yisrael continues through his students MK Dr. Michael Ben-Ari, Baruch Marzel, Itamar Ben-Gvir and their supporters, as seen in this first convention of Eretz Yisrael Shelanu]   

The first convention of Eretz Yisrael Shelanu (The Land of Israel is Ours) took place Monday evening, March 26, 2012, at the ZOA House in Tel Aviv. Five hundred participants from all parts of Israel traveled to Tel Aviv to be involved in this first-time convention.

The convention opened with Ariel Zilber playing and singing his lively songs, which he did throughout the evening, to the rhythmic claps of the audience.

The conference started with a speech by MK Dr. Michael ben-Ari to the standing ovation and applause of the audience. Ben-Ari attacked the Supreme Court of Justice for its rejection of the compromise agreement with the residents ofMigron. He blasted the court which ignores illegal construction by Arabs.  Ben-Ari said: “the ‘enlightened’ judges do not enforce the law in Umm al-Fahmand Rahat, but are great heroes when it comes to Migron.”

Ben-Ari called upon, the residents of Migron and all of the settlements to stop being naive and talking and working with the government. With pain on his face Ben-Ari said, “The Land of Israel is our mother and one does not compromise or make agreements about one’s mother.” We all have to fight for our land.It is not only the settlers fight.

Speakers included, parliamentary aid to Ben-Ari, Itamar-Ben Gvir, Attorney Rachamin Cohen, Professor Israel Hanukoglu , founder of Eretz Yisrael Shelanu, Rabbi Shalom Wolpe, , MK, Prof. Ariel Eldad from Ichud Leumi , Chief Rabbi of Kiryat Arba and Hebron, Rabbi Dov Lior, and others who hold positions in the Eretz Yisrael Shelanu party. All strongly praised MK Dr. Michael ben-Ari, and were in agreement that the Land belongs to the Jewish people, every inch of sand is ours.

Baruch Marzel, the chairman of Eretz Yisrael Shelanu, explained that we need the people from Tel Aviv, Haifa, Akko, Netanya, people from all of Israel to help conquer Judea and Samaria. We need the people of Eretz Yisrael to fight for our land in Judea and Samaria, not only the individual settlements as they are being razed to the ground.

Both MK Dr. Michael ben-Ari and  Baruch Marzel spoke about the group being called extremists. Their answers were, “We are extreme in loving Jews, in loving the Land of Israel and loving Torah. If that is called extremism, then we are indeed extremists.” Baruch said “All the Land of Israel belongs to us and our enemies have to be expelled from our Land:”

The activities of MK Dr. Michael ben-Ari were shown on films and joining him were Baruch Marzel and Itamar-Ben Gvir. The crowd of 500 from all walks of life, went wild with shouts and applause.

The convention was ended by MK Dr. Michael ben-Ari, who couldn’t start his speech as the standing ovation and applause by the audience went on without an end in-sight. When he finally calmed the crowd down and started to speak, Ben-Ari said, “ NO ‘two-state solution".  Bibi and Meretz are the same as they both wantto give away the country with their ‘two state solution’. It is Our Land and we do not give away a grain of sand. We build throughout the Land. All shouted “Eretz Yisrael Shelanu” which was the shout throughout the convention.





Ben-Ari: Why Does US Grant Visas to Hamas?

Jerusalem Post Janurary 25, 2012

Ben Ari: Why Does US Grant Visas to Hamas?

MK Michael Ben Ari is still being refused a visa to enter the United States – but the lawmaker says Hamas terrorists are allowed to visit.
MK Michaell Ben Ari is still being refused a visa to enter the United States – but the lawmaker says Hamas terrorists are allowed to visit.

In an interview with Arutz Sheva's Hebrew news service, Ben Ari said Wednesday that he is “still waiting” for a visa to visit the U.S.” Ben Ari noted that even after thousands of people were killed in the September 11, 2001 multi-site Al Qaeda terrorist attack on America, “The United States allows terrorists to enter its territory.”

The lawmaker contended that “It shows something about the country, that what may happen to the next set of Twin Towers is not so important to them.”

The MK said he also asked U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro about the problem with the visa, but that Shapiro replied such things were “not his responsibility.”

Shapiro also told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Wednesday that he “can't speculate” on whether President Barack Obama might consider commuting the sentence of imprisoned spy Jonathan Pollard to time served.

MK Meir Sheetrit also asked the ambassador why MK Michael Ben Ari was unable to obtain a visa to enter the U.S., noting that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejaad and Hamas terrorists have been able to do so.

Nationalists to Protest in Nazareth Against Zoabi

Arutz 7   February 27, 2012

Nationalists to Protest in Nazareth Against Zoabi

Nationalist activists have been given permission by police to visit Nazareth and protest against MK Hanin Zoabi and her Balad party.

Israel’s Northern District Police has given permission to nationalist activists to visit Nazareth and hold a demonstration against MK Hanin Zoabi and her Balad party.

The activists, led by MK Michael Ben Ari (National Union) and Our Land of Israel activists Baruch Marzel and Itamar Ben Gvir, will come to Nazareth on March 11 and hold a protest over what they termed “the incompetence of the prosecution and law enforcement officials to fight terrorism and the demand to remove Zoabi from the Knesset and declare Balad illegal.”

Zoabi was aboard the Mavi Marmara during the 2010 Gaza flotilla which was organized by IHH terrorists. Her fellow passengers sought to lynch Israeli naval commandos who boarded the ship in accordance with international maritime law.

It is widely believed Zoabi could not have been unaware that the attempted murder of Israeli soldiers was about to occur, but took no action to stop the attack or warn the soldiers. The soldiers, who first attempted to use less-than-lethal arms to defend themselves, were eventually forced to use live fire resulting in the deaths of nine Turkish nationals.

Most recently, a photo was published which shows Zoabi rubbing elbows with well-known Hamas figures. The photo, recovered with a cache of intelligence data in December, shows Zoabi alongside four known Hamas members, two of whom have served time in Israeli prisons for alleged involvement in a terror organization.

One of the terrorists Zoabi was photographed with is Aziz Duwaik, who has served as the Speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) since January 2006, and who was recently re-arrested by Israel at a security checkpoint near Ramallah.

Just last week, Zoabi was confronted by angry Jewish residents of Kiryat Arba and Hevron as she visited Hevron’s Arab residents. She was accompanied by IDF soldiers during her visit.

The residents, who protested Zoabi’s visit in the area, shouted at her, “Terrorist. Why are you hiding behind the soldiers you attacked on the Marmara?”

MK Michael Ben-Ari said of the visit to Nazareth on Sunday, “Our arrival in the city will come with an unequivocal statement: Do not accept the presence of terrorists in the Israeli Knesset. Only in Israel can there be a situation where a parliament member who receives funds from Israel calls to wipe off the country which gives her the financing, and a party which deals with espionage and helps the enemy in time of war can run in an election.”

Ben-Ari added, “The problem is not just Hanin Zoabi and the Balad Party, but first and foremost Internal Security Minister Yitzchak Aharonovitch and Minister of Justice Yaakov Neeman, whose ministries show weakness in confronting the problem called Hanin Zoabi and the Balad Party.”

Marzel, meanwhile, rejected claims that the visit to Nazareth constitutes provocation, saying, “Just last week Hevron received visits by Zoabi and also by Meretz members. I’m curious to know, why is it that when they come to Hevron it is called freedom of expression and an elementary right, and when we come to Nazareth it is called a provocation?”

US Still Stonewalling MK Ben-Ari on Visa

Arutz  7
Shevat 28, 5772, 21/02/12
US Still Stonewalling MK Ben Ari on Visa
Gavriel Queenann

MK Dr. Michael Ben Ari (National Union) has been waiting for a visa to visit the United States for some time, but the State Department refuses to issue him one.

This is despite pressure from Israel's Foreign Ministry to allow Ben Ari to visit the US in order to attend conferences, including one slated to start in New York on Wednesday.

It has been widely speculated that the US refusal was based on Ben Ari's affiliation with the late Rabbi Meir Kahane and his banned Kahane Hai party.

However, Ben Ari told Arutz Sheva on Tuesday that the US embassy claims his visa remains held up due to fears for his safety, adding he believes the real reason is good old-fashioned politics.

"The excuse given by American officials is pathetic," Ben Ari said. "This is not because of concern for my safety, but because officials there abhor me and Rabbi Kahane."

"Every conversation I have with the Embassy - time and time again - focuses on whether I am affiliated with Kach [acronym for Kahane Hai] and my friendship with 'extremists' Baruch Marzel and Itamar Ben Gvir," he added. The two are also Kach members.

"Strangely, MKs Ahmed Tibi and Haneen Zoabi who hobnob with known terrorists are allowed to travel across the USA, coast to coast, but I am prevented from doing this for the same reason," Ben Ari said.

Ahmed Tibi was once a personal adviser to PLO arch-terrorist Yassir Arafat. Both Tibi and Zoabi have advocated Israel's destruction and appeared in photos of celebrations held by known Hamas terrorists in recent months. Zoabi sailed on the SS Mavi Marmara, part of the Gaza flotilla.

"We live in a world turned upside down," Ben Ari went on. "To the Americans I am a 'terrorist,' but those who aid and abet terrorist murders are 'men of peace' eligible to receive a visa."

"With these kinds of attitudes in the Obama administration's it’s no wonder Arab terrorists feel the United States is home befoe they go out to blow up buildings and bring destruction," Ben Ari added.

The US Embassy told Arutz Sheva, "US law prohibits the disclosure of information about people's visa to third parties. As a result, we are not allowed to address the details of this matter."

Rabbi Meir Kahane was assassinated in a Manhattan hotel by an Arab gunman in November 1990 after Kahane concluded a speech warning American Jews to emigrate to Israel before it was "too late."

Kahane founded the US based Jewish Defense League in 1968 and Israel's Kahane Hai party in 1970 after moving to Israel.

The FBI considered the JDL, founded to protect elderly Jews from violence and to combat anti-Semitism actively, a terrorist organization, alleging it "bombed Arab and Russian targets in the United States."

The FBI has accused the JDL of a wide variety of violent crimes targeting "enemies of the Jewish people."

The Kahane Hai party in Israel was banned in1988 by political opponents who branded it as "racist" and "undemocratic" under an ad hoc law specifically intended to exclude Kahane from the Knesset.

While Moledet party head, MK Major Gen. (ret.) Rechavam Ze'evi advocated transfer of Arabs without Israeli citizenship to Arab nations, Kahane argued that Israel should encourage Israeli Arabs to leave the country as well. Ze'evi was assassinated by Arab terrorists in the Hyatt Hotel in Jerusalem in 2001.

In 1994, Israeli and US officials listed the Kahane Hai party as a terrorist organization after JDL member Dr. Baruch Goldstein opened fire on Muslim worshippers in the Cave of the Patriarchs.

However, the Shamgar Commission, tasked with investigating Goldstein's attack by the Israeli government, found no links to Kach, concluding "Goldstein acted alone, telling no one of his scheme."

Trial of MK Ben-Ari's Arab Attacker to Begin Sunday

Kislev 15, 5772, 11/12/11

Trial of MK Ben-Ari's Arab Attacker to Begin Sunday
Elad Benari

The trial of an Arab woman who attacked MK Michael Ben-Ari (National Union) in February of 2010 will begin on Sunday in the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court.

The incident occurred when Ben-Ari spent Shabbat in the Shimon Hatzaddik neighborhood of Jerusalem. The Arab woman began pouring water on the head of Ben-Ari and his children. The MK began chasing after the woman, who ran away.

Ben-Ari had been threatened by Arabs before Shabbat, and as a result, police stationed several officers outside the home where he and his family were staying. On Saturday night, police left the scene, and Ben-Ari was attacked as he was packing his family into their car. Police were called in and began searching for the culprit, who ran away to her home.

A similar incident took place in 1996 when IDF reservist Yisrael Lederman threw hot tea at then MK Yael Dayan (Labor) in Hevron.

 However, unlike in the case of Lederman who was detained by police after the incident, the Arab woman was never arrested and was simply interrogated before an indictment was filed against her. Ben-Ari is expected to take the stand and testify against her when the trial begins on Sunday.

 Ben-Ari said on Saturday night, “Those who attack right-wing Knesset members receive special treatment. Miraculously the woman was never arrested, but had she been suspected of committing a price tag crime, no doubt the police and the prosecution would have been working efficiently to arrest her. When it comes to an Arab assailant who is supported by radical leftist organizations, the justice system works very slowly.”

“I hope her sentence resembles that of Yisrael Lederman who had been sentenced to three years in prison,” Ben-Ari added.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Didn't Serve in IDF? Don't Sit on High Court

Arutz 7  April 12, 2011

Bill: Didn't Serve in IDF? Don't Sit on High Court

MK Michael Ben-Ari (National Union) has submitted a bill that would prevent a judge from being appointed to the Supreme Court if he did not serve in the IDF or volunteered to carry out a term in the National Service. A judge who is already a member of the Court will not be able to serve as the Court's president or deputy president, according to the bill.

The bill would prevent the Arab Supreme Court Judge Salim Joubran from being appointed court president or deputy president, because like most Arab citizens, he did not serve in the army or National Service. It is thus dubbed the Joubran Law.
Ben Ari's bill is seen as a legislative riposte to a provocative bill proposed by MK Ahmed Tibi (Raam Taal), which would forbid the appointment of a resident of a community in Judea and Samaria (Yehuda and Shomron, or Yesha) to the Supreme Court. 

Tibi's bill is dubbed the Solberg Law because it is seen as being intended against Judge Noam Solberg, a candidate for the Supreme Court who lives in the Etzion Bloc. Like MK Ben Ari's bill, it is seen as a publicity stunt that has no chance of passing.

Ben Ari explained that it is "agreed by everyone" that a judge who wishes to be appointed to the Supreme Court must complete his duties to the state. Judges often have to decide in matters of national security, he noted, and a person who did not serve the state cannot sit on
court "that shapes the face of the state of Israel."

New IDF General 'Bull in a China Shop'

Israel National News  December 16, 2011

MK Ben-Ari: New IDF General 'Bull in a China Shop'
Gil Ronen

Nationalists are upset with the decision to appoint Brig. Gen. Nitzan Alon to head the IDF Central Command.

 MK Michael Ben Ari (National Union) said that the appointment "exemplifies the expression 'a bull in a china shop.' At this time, the officer appointed to head Central Command should be one with slightly less radical political views than those of Alon."

Baruch Marzel of Our Land of Israel said that the appointment "proves that
all [Defense Minister Ehud] Barak wants is to raise the flames and bring about a civil war. Alon belongs in Meretz, not the IDF."

Activist Noam Federman called the appointment "a declaration of war against the settlement enterprise." Alon "is a man of the extreme left, a representative of Machsom Watch whose wife is even active in the organization. He will make the settlers' lives miserable. He is the wrong man at the wrong time."

In Yitzhar, residents remembered Alon's past warning that Jews could open fire on soldiers if there is an attempt to carry out demolitions in Yitzhar. They noted that a demolition was carried out in Mitzpe Yitzhar this morning and no confrontation took place.

Take Action Before it's Too Late

Arutz 7 Mar/24/11 

MK Dr. Ben Ari: Take Action Before it’s Too Late

MK Dr. Ben Ari called out to Netanyahu not to wait for any more attacks, before taking action in Gaza. “Rocket attacks against the citizens of Israel cannot be retaliated with a mere bombing of cardboard posts in a training camp. In the end we will be forced to erase the Gaza that is threatening our existence and it is better that it be done before there are any more victims.”

Ben-Ari's 'Magic Pen' to Release Jewish Prisoners

ARUTZ 7   October 10, 2011

Ben-Ari’s ‘Magic Pen’ to Release Jewish Prisoners
Maayana Miskin

 MK Michael Ben-Ari hoped to present President Shimon Peres with a special gift on Thursday: a “magic” pen.

 However, Ben-Ari did not see Peres at the annual memorial to slain minister Rehavam Zeevi, where he had planned to give his gift. Instead, he presented the pen to Justice Minister Yaakov Ne'eman, and explained its special properties.

 “I see that in recent years, the pen that you all have has signed releases only for terrorist murderers,” Ben-Ari told the minister. “I obtained a special pen for you with which you will be able to sign on the release of Jewish prisoners, in light of the terrorist release deal.”

Ne'eman declined to respond to Ben-Ari’s sarcasm. Ne'eman has been under increasing pressure to release 12 Jewish prisoners accused of terrorism against Arabs. Those pushing for the release say they do not approve of the prisoners’ actions, but feel their release would be just in light of the recent release of many hundreds of Arab terrorist murderers in exchange for Gilad Shalit.


Let the Leftists Scream and Bark

Israel National News December 15, 2011

MK Ben Ari: Let the Leftists Scream and Bark

National Union MK decidedly unapologetic over the violent incident at Samaria army base.

MK Michael Ben Ari (National Union) was decidedly unapologetic Thursday, in an interview regarding the violent protest Monday at the IDF's Ephraim Regional Brigade HQ.

Speaking to Arutz Sheva, he addressed the residents of Israel's Biblical heartland and nationalists countrywide: "To my heroic brothers, the residents of Judea and Samaria, the supporters of the settlement enterprise, those who love the Nation of Israel and the Land of Israel – we are under one of the most unbridled and unprecedented attacks ever."

"We are not bad people, but rather, Zionism at its best. Just three weeks ago, a report was published regarding a 61% volunteer rate to combat units among residents of Judea and Samaria – twice the rate in Tel Aviv."

"There are some who fear the process of our strengthening, but they will scream and bark and we will continue to do the right thing. We will not provide any justification for violence against IDF soldiers or an IDF base, but on the other hand we will not cooperate with this crybaby attitude and we will not sit on the bench of the accused."

Ben Ari lashed out at MK Binyamin Ben-Eliezer (Labor), who said that the IDF should shoot Jewish rioters who operate against it, in incidents like Monday's. He reminded Ben-Eliezer of his call to free jailed terrorist Marwan Bargouti. "I heard you talking about the release of arch-terrorist Bargouti – you dare to talk about firing at Jews? When Arabs entered Jewish communities you said not to fire at them."

"You made a big deal out of rioting by one or two youths, and made it look like it was all of Judea and Samaria. If you do not want to disgrace yourself, you'd better take back what you said. We do not fear and we carry on with a smile, in loyalty and great faith."

Ben-Ari Forces Police to Promise Return of Stolen Sheep

Israel National News  March 24, 2011
Ben-Ari Forces Police to Promise Return of Stolen Sheep
 by Gavriel Queenann

Realizing an ultimatum made by MK Michael Ben-Ari (National Union) to unilaterally act against Arab sheep thieves if police continue to look the other way, a group of several dozen Jews Thursday tried to recover a herd of sheep that was stolen from Jewish shepherds in Tel-Zion.

At about 2:00 A.M., a group of Arab rustlers entered the Jewish community of Tel-Zion and stole a flock of sheep worth 50 thousand dollars, smuggling them back to their own village of Qalandiya.

In an conversation with Israel National News, the flock's owner said, "Last night the Arabs stole 30 sheep. Just two years ago I suffered a similar theft and it took me a long time to recover. I built that herd myself and everything went down the drain."

"I went to the army and the police and they arrived at the scene and just told me 'don't worry,'" he continued. "I simply feel helpless. Nobody lifts a finger, I told the commander of the sector: if you are silent about the theft today it will cost human life tomorrow."

MK Michael Ben Ari then turned to Israel's Ministry of Public Security, and said: "If within three hours the security forces do not enter the village, I'll go to Qalandiya myself to pull out the herd. Today it's sheep, tomorrow it's slaughtered children. I will not allow an Itamar II."

At about 7:00 P.M. a group of several dozen Jews flocked to the entrance of Kochav Yaakov near Tel-Zion and, led by MK Ben-Ari, and his parlimentary aides Baruch Marzel and Itamar Ben-Gvir, headed for Qalandiya to liberate the sheep. MK Ben-Ari said, "Where the police will not act, we are forced to act to bring back our lost sheep."

According to Baruch Marzel, who spoke with Israel National News by telephone, the activists managed to evade police and army officers until they were within a few hundred meters of Qalandiya. Marzel said, "The officers promised us they would go in and return the sheep tonight.

Demolitions Will Bring Violence

Arutz 7 News
Ben-Ari: Demolitions will Bring Violence

March 17, 2011

Member of Knesset Michael Ben-Ari (National Union) criticized, Monday morning, the demolition by the government of three buildings in the Judean Jewish community of Bat Ayin, shortly after midnight. Dr. Ben-Ari said that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak are "causing outbreaks of rage among the youth of Judea and Samaria."

He continued, "The feeling of various forms of discrimination and the feeling that the law is only enforced against the settlers is creating frustration and rage."

Radio A-Shams Inciting to Terrorism

Israel National News  June 21, 2010

Ben-Ari: Radio A-Shams Inciting to Terrorism

by Maayana Miskin

One of Israel's Arab-language radio stations is broadcasting incitement to terrorism and should be shut down, MK Michael Ben-Ari (National Union) said Monday. He submitted an urgent request to the Second Broadcasting Authority, asking that the A-Shams station be closed.

Ben-Ari's request centered on an interview conducted with Samar Al-Haj, an organizer of a Lebanese flotilla that hopes to reach Gaza in violation of Israel's naval blockade. Al-Haj has ties to Hizbullah, and admits that inspiration for the flotilla came in part from Hizbullah head Hassan Nasrallah.

"Instead of asking Samar tough questions, [A-Shams announcer Zohir] Bahloul chose to use his broadcast to support terrorism, and among other things, called Al-Haj 'Sister Samar' and told her she is 'a great woman,'” Ben-Ari said.

"Moreover, during the interview Bahloul told Samar, regarding her plan to set out on a terror flotilla against IDF soldiers and the state of Israel, 'May Allah protect you... May Allah give you success,'” Ben-Ari added.

Bahloul's statements violate the Second Broadcasting Authority regulations, according to MK Ben-Ari. The authority guidelines call for “broadcasts in the Arab language to meet the needs of the Arabic-speaking public and to promote understanding and peace with neighboring states.... to broadcast reliable and balanced information.”

"We cannot have a situation where a broadcaster working with authorization from the Broadcasting Authority uses his program to encourage terrorists to come to Israel and confront IDF soldiers,” Ben-Ari said. Bahloul's statements demonstrate a lack of professional ethics, he charged.

Ben-Ari has taken an active stance on fighting incitement, support for terrorism by Arab leaders, and police inaction since entering Knesset last year. He has called in the past to shut down the Haaretz newspaper for using stolen secret IDF files in a report, to go after radical leftists who incite violence in Jerusalem, to prevent convicted terrorist Marwan Barghouti from giving media interviews, and more.


Some Jews Should Take Citizenship Oath

Israel National News - October 17, 2010

MK Ben-Ari: Some Jews Should Take Citizenship Oath

Speaking Saturday night, MK Michael Ben-Ari (National Union) slammed a leftist demonstration in Tel Aviv against the proposed changes in the Citizenship Law. Ben-Ari said that the “the far-left protesters in Tel Aviv are proof that the Citizenship Law should apply to Jews as well. Today they oppose loyalty to the state, and tomorrow they will demand that the national anthem be dropped because it is 'racist,'” he said.

Leading the protest were MK Haim Orom (Meretz) and MK Mohammed Barakeh (Hadash), both of whom called the requirement that non-Jews pledge allegiance to Israel as a Jewish and democratic state as “fascist.”