Archive for the ‘Balad’ tag
The Central Elections Committee has decided to disqualify parts of an ad by Balad party, in which a cartoon of Avigdor Lieberman sings the national anthem, HaTikva, with an Arab accent. (Ynetnews)
(Hebrew – Ynet)
The Central Elections Committee has barred MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad) from running in elections to the Knesset. (Times of Israel)
(Hebrew – Walla!)
The Legal Forum for the Land of Israel petitioned the Central Elections Committee, requesting that the Balad party be disqualified from running in the elections for the 19th Knesset. (Arutz7)
(Hebrew – News1)
Chairman of the Knesset’s Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, MK David Rotem (Yisrael Beitenu), has asked the Central Elections Committee to bar Arab party Balad from the forthcoming elections to the 19th Knesset. MKs Michael Ben-Ari and Aryeh Eldad (Otzma LeYisrael) asked to bar both Balad and Ra’am-Ta’al, another Arab party, while MK Ofir Akunis (Likud) has asked that MK Hanin Zo’abi (Balad) be disqualified as a candidate. (Haaretz)
(Hebrew – Haaretz)
MK Danny Danon (Likud) announced that he will ask Attorney General, Yehuda Weinstein, to open an investigation of MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad), following her decision during operation Pillar of Cloud to observe a moment of silence for the “martyrs” killed by the IDF.
(Hebrew – Walla!)
MK Danny Danon (Likud) has approached the head of the central elections committee, judge Miriam Naor, seeking to disqualify MK Haneen Zoabi (Balad) from being elected to Knesset in the upcoming elections.
The Beit Berl academic college organized a feminist convention, hosting female Knesset members from both right and left wing parties. The college cancelled the participation of [Arab] MK Haneen Zoabi (Balad), citing extreme political views.
Right wing activists, including Itamar Ben Gvir and Baruch Marzel, shouted insults at MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad) while she toured the Jewish settlement in Hebron. Among the insults shouted at Zoabi were “you are a 40 year old single woman, not even an Arab would marry you.”
Members of Knesset Sheikh Ibrahim Zarzur and Massoud Ganaim (Ra’am-Ta’al) met with Palestinian Parliament Chairman, Dr. Aziz Dweik from the Hamas organization, soon after his release from Israeli prison in June 2009. The MKs entourage included members of the southern faction of the Islamic Movement, Sheikh Hamad Abu Dabas, Sheikh Jum’a Ksasi, Sheikh Eid Ksasi, and Sheikh Ahmed Abu Farih. This follows the publication of a meeting between MK Hanin Zo’abi (Balad) and Dr. Dweik.
An indictment has been served against MK Said Nafa (Balad), charging him with travelling to Syria in 2007 and meeting the deputy secretary general of the PFLP.