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Israeli Election Results

Fascist government won.

by Stephen Lendman

Israel has no constitution. Basic Laws substitute. One defines the " Powers and Functions of the Knesset ." It's elected by "general, national, direct, equal, secret and proportional elections in accordance with Knesset Elections Law."

Israel's Central Elections Committee overseas procedures. It's composed of Knesset members. A Supreme Court justice chairs it. It authorizes parties, election financing, vote counting, publishing results, and appeals when called for.

Israeli citizens aged 18 or older may vote. Those 21 or older may seek office. Exceptions include career active duty soldiers, high-ranking civil servants, and convicted felons serving terms exceeding three months. Seven years after they expire, full citizenship rights are restored.

Israeli Arabs are enfranchised in name only. They make seek office and serve if elected. They have no policymaking authority. They're little more than potted plants.

The 1992 Law of Political Parties and section 7A(1) of the Basic Law constrains them. Candidates denying "the existence of the State of Israel as the state of the Jewish people" may not run. Those elected may not serve.

They're prohibited from challenging Israel's Jewish character. Arabs can't demand equal rights, privileges and justice.

Zionist extremism is policy. Jews alone are served. Israeli Arabs are marginalized and denied. They're considered fifth column threats.

Knesset seats are assigned proportionately according to each party's percentage of votes gotten. A minimum 2% is required to get any.

Israel's Basic Law states:

"The Knesset is the house of representatives (the parliament) of the State of Israel, in which the full range of current opinions are represented."

Israel has separate executive and judicial branches. Knesset members (MKs) supervise "the work of the Government through its committees and the work of the plenum."

"The Knesset has several quasi-judicial functions, which include the power to lift the immunity of its members, and the power to have the President of the State and State Comptroller removed."

"The Knesset also has an elective function through which several public officials are elected."

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