In Defense of Anastasia.|
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Despite the somewhat bombastic title of this article its subject matter does not
really need our defense.
Anastasia Michaeli is quite capable of looking after herself.
According to online information Anastasia is now 36 years old. She is the mother of eight (sic.) children but still looks at least as good as most women half her age. Anastasia was born in Russia. In her youth she received the title of Miss Leningrad.
Anastasia also worked as a professional model for a while though she had the academic training of a scientist in computer communications since supplemented in Israel by a graduate degree in business studies.
She met Josef Samuelson at a technology exhibition in St. Petersburg. They
married and made Israel their home in 1997. Michaeli converted to Judaism in
Israel. It took three years for the Rabbinate to accept her, something she still
Anastasia is now a MK (Member of the Knesset) and the first convert to hold that position. She is a member of the Yisrael Beiteinu party headed by Avigdor Lieberman, the present Foreign Minister.
| Anastasia is very active on the subject of the
rights of women. Together with Tzipi Hotovely (LIkud) and others she is to be
seen weekly at committee meetings on the rights of women that are broadcast live
by the Knesset Broadcasting Service.|
Apart from womens rights Anastasia has strong patriotic views. We understand that most of her children learn in Jewish religious institutions. She has spoken highly of Judaism for its family values and seems to avoids issues that involve confrontation with the Ultra-Orthodox.
Wikipedia tells us:
Michaeli was reprimanded by the Knesset for attempting to physically remove Israeli-Arab MK Hanin Zuabi from the floor as Zuabi tried to speak about the 2010 Gaza flotilla raid. In January of 2012, Michaeli again courted controversy after throwing a cup of water at Israeli-Arab MK Raleb Majadele during an argument about an Arab high school principal who had taken students to the annual Human Rights Day march in Tel Aviv. Majadele promised to take Michaeli to the Ethics Committee for sanctioning.
A few days ago, Anastasia threw water in the face of an Arab MK. The whole world
heard of it. The few seconds that the action took may be seen on numerous Video
Clips and News Service reports.|
Anastassia was suspended from the Knesset for a month. She was condemned and criticized by a wide range of personages including her own party head as well as her otherwise friend and ally MK Tzipi Hotovely. Everyone seems to have seen only the minute or two of the action itself and on that basis made their judgment.
Yours truly however saw a good deal more.
Politician from Israeli parliament throws water at colleague
An ultranationalist Israeli parliament member faced possible suspension from the Knesset on Monday for hurling a cup of water at an Arab colleague when he told her to 'shut up' during exchanges over school students attending human rights rally.
Ghaleb Majadleh, an Israeli Arab member of the Labour party, had protested at an education panel meeting to reprimand an Arab school principal for letting pupils attend a human rights group rally. 'You are inciting against the state,' retorted Anastasia Michaeli, a member of the rightwing Yisrael Beitenu (Israel Our Home) party.
When Majadleh told her to 'shut up' Michaeli rose from her seat, poured water into a plastic cup and threw it at Majadleh, hitting his face and jacket, before heading for the door.
Arab MKs Lorded It Over Jewish Ones Before Water Incident
Video shows Arab MKs calling Jewish MKs "mentally ill" and demanding they be ousted from session.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 1/10/2012, 1:51 PM
MK Anastassia Michaeli lost her cool Monday in a session of the Knesset's Education Committee, and a video of the session's proceedings before she threw water at MK Raleb Majadle may show why.
The MKs convened to discuss an incident in which a principal of an Arab elementary school took his pupils to participate in a leftist march in Tel Aviv, allegedly organized by MK Hanin Zoabi of the radical Balad party.
Arab MKs domineered the session, however, and indicated through words and body language that they, not the Jews, are the ones in charge.
MK Zoabi defended the principal's action, and said that the protest "built the character" of the pupils who took part in it. MK Danny Danon (Likud) found her statement unbearable and interrupted her. MK Raleb Majadle (Labor), who sat at Danon's left, demanded that the committee's chairman, MK Alex Miller (Yisrael Beitenu) remove Danon from the session. He then added with a thinly veiled threat ' "If you do not remove him, I will."
"Thank you very much," answered Danon, adding bitterly ' "If it were up to you we [Jews] would have been gone from here a long time ago."
When Danon spoke, he suggested sarcastically that MK Zoabi, "the heroine of the Marmara," might also want to take schoolchildren on a tour of that ship and give them an honorary plaque. "Take incitement out of the schools," he urged the Arab MKs, and said that their actions remind him of the Hamas regime, that dresses up children in bomb vests.
At this point, MK Muhammad Barakeh (Hadash), who sat at Danon's right, called Danon "abnormal" and "mentally ill."
"You suffer from a serious disease," he said, leaning on his fist as Danon, who kept his cool, continued to talk. MK Danon asked what the Arab MKs would say if a Jewish principal took his pupils to a march organized by MK Michael Ben-Ari (NU). "Are you talking about the Kahanist'", MK Barakeh repeatedly asked, mockingly.
The above accounts are fair enough, the second one especially gives a better
I happened to view most of the committee meeting which was broadcast from the Knesset.
I have searched for an online video of this, which should exist, but so far without success.
At all events here is what happened according to what I remember and what my impressions were at the time:
# As her husband and the father of our mutual children I am happy and proud of her and of what she did. This is the least we can do to prevent this [Arab] aggression....#
# ... I saw the pictures of what happened. The honorable MK Majadaleh was attacking her for several long minutes. He was shouting at her and telling her to shut her mouth.
He exhibited complete lack of respect. His body language was physically very aggressive. One does not need to use rude words in order to project offensive intention. #
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