Israel: Knesset passes controversial legislation allowing MP expulsion

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July 21, 2016
Guardian [UK]    
Posted in News

"Israel's parliament has passed a controversial law allowing MPs to expel colleagues for incitement, racism or support for armed struggle against the state that critics say is aimed mainly at Arab legislators. The law was passed in the early hours of Wednesday in a stormy and noisy session of the Knesset. Opposition Israeli-Arab MPs said immediately they would appeal against the legislation at the country's supreme court. The passage of the law brings an end to a long running saga over attempts by Israel's rightwing to bring in the legislation, with the prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, saying the law ended 'the absurd situation' whereby someone who 'supports terror against the state of Israel and its citizens' could serve as a member of parliament." (07/20/16)  


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