May 03, 2007
Israeli police have accused a former Arab member of the Knesset of treason and espionage. Israeli officials claim the lawmaker, Azmi Bishara, aided members of Hezbollah during last summer’s war.
Bishara resigned his post and left the country last month. Police say Bishara will be arrested immediately if he returns to Israel.
Bishara has described the charges as ridiculous. He said “unlike those in Israel’s parliament who have been involved in acts of violence, I have never used violence or participated in wars. My instruments of persuasion, in contrast, are simply words in books, articles and speeches.”