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Visitors to enemy states banned from the Knesset

Posted By admin On June 30, 2008 @ 10:42 pm In Knesset | No Comments

The new law bars Israeli citizens who visited enemy states (every Muslim state except Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, and Oman) from running for Knesset. The law offers a loophole: the visitors retain their electoral rights if they can prove that they did not provide support to Israel’s enemies.
Shaul Mofaz, [1] Education Minister (Peace Now founder) Yuli Tamir, Haim Ramon, Ami Ayalon opposed the bill in order to raise their own popularity with Israeli Arabs.
The bill, technically an amendment for the Knesset Basic Law, received 52 votes rather than 61 (absolute majority) and stands to be overturned by the Supreme Court.

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[1] Shaul Mofaz,: http://samsonblinded.org/news/mofaz-comes-out-stronger-against-livni-2547