Israeli Leftist Tries to Join Hamas, Gets Jailed in Egypt

Valentine’s Day is about the union of two souls. But sometimes that union of true souls encounters obstacles. For Andre Pshenichnikov, who declared that he wanted to be “part of the Palestinian resistance”, the opportunity to unite with Hamas has ended in an Egyptian jail, where he may find other Islamists to love.

An Egyptian court sentenced an Israeli to two years in prison Monday, months after arresting him for sneaking into the Sinai in an attempt to enter Gaza.

Pshenichnikov, who immigrated to Israel with his family from Tadjikistan 13 years ago, caused a stir last year when he declared that he wished to renounce his Israeli citizenship and adopt Palestinian citizenship.

“I hate Zionism,” he told the Associated Press in June 2012. “I want to be part of the Palestinian resistance.”

Pshenichnikov has been a dubious romantic, pursuing the terrorist objects of his affection, no matter how many times they made it clear that they didn’t want his love.

First he tried to move to a refugee camp to transform himself into a Palestinian Arab. This plan went about as well as you would expect.

Pshenichnikov told The Associated Press. “I call for other Israelis who support the existence of a state of Palestine to do the same, to come live in the West Bank or Gaza as Palestinians.”

Pshenichnikov said he chose to live near Bethlehem in hopes of taking advantage of his fluency in Russian to guide Russian tourists in Jesus’ traditional hometown.

Residents say he was initially treated with suspicion. Many Palestinians suspected him of being an Israeli spy and Palestinian officials eventually handed him over to Israeli authorities. But Pshenichnikov remained undeterred, returning to Deheishe where was apprehended by Palestinian forces and handed over to Israel again.

Despite throwing stones at Israeli soldiers and otherwise trying to fit in, he completely failed at blending in and becoming a proper Palestinian Arab. So then he tried to sneak through Egypt to Gaza.

The Egyptian court, thankfully, overturned a previous decision to deport him and instead sentenced him to two years in jail. Twenty would have been better. But since the Egyptian judicial system is like some kind of insane circus where all the elephants are drunk and there are occasional fistfights, that may not be the last word on this story.

Meanwhile an Israeli-Arab, Ahmad Daif, who also claimed not to want to live under Israeli rule has also been jailed by Egypt.

  • Drakken

    I am laughing so hard that I can hardly contain myself, Darwin sure loves a winner, hopefully he ends up like that other hero of the left, Rachel(St. Pancake)Corrie, good riddance! The jihadist will do the dirty work for us.

    • john spielman

      I agree. This "useful idiot" to quote Lenin (or was it Stalin) should read about the exploits of Canadian Beverly Giesbrecht, a middle class idealist who renounced the light of Christ and embraced the darkness. She travelled to the tribal areas of Pakistan to join the Taliban only to be forced into being a slave by them and subsequently died (was threathened with beheading by the same murderous cult of death that she chose to join)

    • AdinaK

      Drakken, it would be a joke if it were not so dangerous for the rest of us. And I am way too familiar with the Israeli left and their ingratiating prostrations with Israel's Arab foes. In the main, some of the wannabe jihadists seek to "join the resistance", not understanding their less than useful idiot status. Even though some of them end up incarcerated in their dreamed of new homes, there are also those who do incredible grave damage.
      On the other hand, not only do we have to contend with our internal fifth column, the ones who bite the hands that feed, house, clothe and educate them (a million times better than any of the basket case nations they seek to find "refuge" in and collaborate with), but with others who bust into our shores, through this and that "peace" organization –

      Their treachery is never ending, but that does not translate into some who will relentlessly attempt to stop their efforts.

      Adina kutnicki, Israel –

      • Drakken

        As much as I do enjoy your posts and agree with you, until you Israelis start getting downright ruthless and deal with these traitors within, the muslims arabs will continue to use any and all means to destroy you. The time for talking to these savages and their leftist enablers is over, time to use the mailed fist.


    They should strap an Israeli flag on his back and drop him off in Tahrir Square.

    Problem Solved.

    • trump

      I don't agee since they would soil the flag …………..

  • Hidden Author

    But how do we know that he is not indeed a spy sent by Israel to infiltrate the Arabs?

    • Mary Sue

      A leftist nutjob like this? If he is, he's playing the part perfectly!

  • Mary Sue


  • Herb Benty

    SEE what denying God and embracing evolutionary marxism does to your mind? You end up working against your own best interests and loving it.

  • Joel

    He should be shot in the head.

  • Barakus abomidas

    If i had a "white son", he would of looked just like him.

  • Empress_Trudy

    He'll be released to a failed suicide bomb attempt soon.

  • khalid

    israel murdered the soul of the world , the whole world hates israel and israelis they are animals with no humanity i am a palestinian i was born in britian my father is fronm hebron and my mother is irish my blood runs thick with revolution and in my heart i am a soldier of light , if jewish people wanted to live in palestine under palestinian law like they have been for thousands of years before 1948 then i my slef would welcome them but if they want to kick me and my family out of our homes sleep in our beds and rape our women while pillaging our lands then we will take thier lives from them as they are undeserving of what they have been bestowed with , in this life or the next they will be punished all evil doers will be punished and the brave children that resisted will be ascended to the mighty heavens above god bless all those that have courage and strengh to resist the evil zionists and thier supporters ..

  • sak

    looks eerily like jim carey from dumb and dumber