Rare Israeli Justice
Israeli High Court rules for Arab MK Zuabi.
by Stephen Lendman
Instances indeed are rare. An important one deserves mention. In mid-July 2010, Knesset members stripped MK Hanin Zuabi of key parliamentary rights and privileges.
They did so for participating in the May 2010 Freedom Flotilla. She joined others trying to bring vital humanitarian aid to Gaza. Lunatic fringe MK's targeted her. They oppose doing the right thing.
Hardline MKs called her a traitor. She's repeatedly vilified and threatened. On December 18, Israel's Central Election Committee (CEC) disqualified her from seeking reelection.
Israeli Basic Law requires Supreme Court justices rule on whether political candidates may be disqualified. More below on their Zuabi decision.
She's a Balad party member. They fraudulently claimed she violated Israeli Basic Law. It says anyone denying Israel's existence as a Jewish state can't serve in parliament. Nor can others favoring terrorism and armed struggle.