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Israel bans arabs from contesting election

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Israel bans Arabs from contesting election                Tue, 13 Jan 2009 09:03:29 GMT

Israeli election authorities have banned two of the three main Arab political parties from running in next month’s general elections.

A Central Election Committee threw its weight behind a motion filed by two right-wing parties against the United Arab List-Ta’al (UAL-Ta’al) and the National Democratic Assembly — also known as Balad.

The motion — proposed by the National Union and Israel Beiteinu, two ultra-nationalist parties — accused the two Arab political parties of "not recognizing Israel’s right to exist" along with "incitement and supporting terrorist groups".

 

 

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