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 Daily (Maybe) has more.
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.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Arab parties banned from Israeli general election
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