Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Arab parties banned from Israeli general election

The BBC reports:
Israel's election authorities have voted to ban two of the three main Arab political parties from running in next month's general elections.

The Central Election Committee (CEC)voted overwhelmingly to ban the United Arab List-Ta'al (UAL-Ta'al) and Balad, accusing them of supporting terrorism.

An MP for UAL-Ta'al said the move was racist and he would appeal against it.

Arabs make up about a fifth of Israel's population and hold seven of 120 seats in the Knesset, or parliament.
The Daily (Maybe) has more.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is going to be really really big .