Labor and Meretz parties said they won't support disqualification petitions. Labor MK Isaac Herzog said:
"We view freedom of expression and freedom of opinion as the very lifeblood of Israel's democracy and we firmly believe in this principle."
"Any disqualification, whether from the left or the right, is a slippery slope, especially at a time when we must stand firm to ensure the existence of democracy, despite our disgust with many of the statements and positions expressed by various parties and Knesset members whose banning is under discussion."
"They may be very far from our own philosophy but barring them would be a dangerous mistake."
Expect High Court reinstatement but no softening in hardline MK views.
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