Lucy Aharish blames US, EU countries for ‘doing nothing’ as civilians die, accuses UN of ‘hypocrisy’ for crying over dead children“Right now, in Halab, Syria, just an eight-hour drive from Tel Aviv, a genocide is taking place,” said Aharish, Israel’s first Arab news presenter, using the Arabic pronunciation of Aleppo“I am ashamed as a human being that we chose leaders who are incapable of being articulate in their condemnation and powerful in their action,” she said. “I am ashamed that the Arab world is being taken hostage by terrorists and murderers and that we are not doing anything. I am ashamed that the peaceful majority of humanity is irrelevant once again.”Aharish, who grow up in the southern Israeli town of Dimona, has made waves before with controversial statements. During last year’s wave of stabbings in Israel, she went on a jeremiad against Arab-Israeli leaders that drew polarized reactions across Israel’s different communities.
“Arab leaders… are adding fire to the environment and instead of understanding that once it will calm down, we will be the ones to pay the price,” she said in October 2015.