Zahalka: Honorable Chair, Ladies and Gentleman of the Knesset
Feiglin: Yes go ahead, please.
Zahalka: Even before I was born, before it was even conceived and started to take form, the idea of a nation-Jewish state received criticism which is also relevant today. In 1939 the Zionist congress which convened at the Biltmore Hotel in New York City decided to establish a Jewish commonwealth in Palestine. A year later the Jewish intellectual Hannah Arendt writes — who was a Zionist in her way, she wasn’t an anti-Zionist, she fled from the Nazis in Germany and settled in the U.S. — she wrote an article that expressed a staunch opposition to an idea [of a national-Jewish state], she said you offer the Palestinians, residents of the land, a second class citizenship. This is what she wrote in 1941.
Feiglin: Did she say the word Palestinians?
Zahalka: Palestine. Of course. Palestine Eretz Israel. That is how it was called and written in English. She wrote in English not in Hebrew.
Feiglin: I’d be happy to see the source.
Zahalka: OK, I suggest you read her. You are of course in her exact opposite world.
Feiglin: I only ask to see the source.
Zahalka: Because she has a human world view, against totalitarianism, ultra-nationalism, so listen a little, learn a little.
Other: Are you sitting here as a reviewer?
Feiglin: Just because, just interested.
Zahalka: She wrote, c’mon she was an anti-Nazi, anti-fascist. You’re a fascist. You’re just a fascist, let me carry on speaking….
Feiglin: No I will not.
Zahalka: It is not a curse for you, “fascist” is a compliment.
Feiglin: No I will not allow you to carry on, even though your words were very interesting.
Zahalka: She wrote…
Feiglin: No, you will stop now.
Zahalka: You won’t stop me.
Feiglin: Of course I will stop you.
Zahalka: You will not stop me.
Feiglin: Because you will not call the Chair a fascist.
Zahalka: You will not stop me!
Feiglin: I ask of the ushers to bring down the speaker.
Zahalka: I observe that you are a fascist. A fascist advocates national supremacy over others! And he’s anti-democratic.
Feiglin: Thank you very much. Of course I can do this.
(guards start dragging Zahalka away as he is yelling)
Zahalka: What do you think this is?!! I won’t let you! I will carry on speaking! I will carry on speaking! What is this?! Fascism is taking over! This is exactly what you’re doing here! You’re fascist and a racist!
Thanks to Ronnie Barkan