It's a little bit ironic, don't you think?
Jirias Jirias, an Israeli Arab who served as the former local council head of the Western Galilee Arab village of Fassuta, was convicted recently convicted by the State of Israel for spying for Israel's arch enemy, Iran.
...they (Iran) asked Jirias to enter Israeli politics and acquire research information on Israeli society and government," states the indictment.
The security services believe the Iranians wanted Jirias to build ties to government officials and join a political party. Jirias became a registered member of Meretz-Yahad at the end of 2004.
Isn't it a bit ironic that Jirias Jirias, spying for the country whose president openly called to "wipe Israel off the map", decided to join, of all parties, the Meretz party, which is also dedicated to getting rid of the Jewish State - albeit through very different means and for different ends.
(Sorry Haim & PP, nothing personal.)
For a rather humorous look at Meretz's involvement in this whole affair, I strongly recommend reading this article by former Meretz head, Yossi Sarid. The last line, in particular, is a classic.