Skip to comments.Court Overrules Knesset, Lets 'Mavi Mamara' Zoabi Run
Posted on 12/30/2012 3:21:33 PM PST by Eleutheria5
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Sunday to allow MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad) to run for Knesset, overturning a decision from the Elections Committee barring Zoabi due to her support for terrorism. Zoabi's party, Balad, had threatened an Arab boycott of the elections if the decision were upheld.
Her opponents cited several incidents in which she showed support for terrorism, including her participation in an attempt to forcibly break the naval blockade on Hamas that included an attack on IDF soldiers, and her meeting with senior Hamas terrorists.
The Elections Committee banned Zoabi under a clause requiring candidates and parties not to work against Israel's character as a Jewish, democratic state. The clause was previously used to bar Rabbi Meir Kahane from Knesset.
Due to time constraints, Sunday's verdict was published immediately, without the legal reasoning.
MK Zoabi welcomed a the ruling Sunday. "I respect the Supreme Court," she told Army Radio. "It must be said, it did not give in to right-wing racism."
"The time has come for us to set limits on the racists on the right," she added.
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Somebody has been feeding the judges stupid juice again. It's their favorite because of the tangy flavor.
don’t let treason get in the way, jeesh!
I see a pattern.
Though it’s hardly as annoying as endless Romney-bot blathering or the flood of Catholic spam on the Religion Forum...
Well, none of that mess falls under my scope of work.
I’m just charged with bloggers advertising their unsourced bunk around here.
The content is secondary to the promotion.
If you think we have a tyranny of men in black (h/t to Mark Levin) in the U.S., Israel’s Supreme Court makes ours look positively reasonable and democratic. The Israeli Supreme Court invariably overrules the other branches of government and, most outrageously, the IDF in matters of security. It is vehemently anti-religion and bends over backwards for terrorists.
Just another sad example of liberalism: a mental disorder.
Thanks for all the articles on Israel. Please keep posting them.
It looks...ummm...very happy to see you.
You may want to consider posting the articles from Israel National News in full rather than excerpting them, however. They're not on the mandatory excerpt-only copyright list, linked here — http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1111944/posts — and posting articles in full should end the complaints.