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Israeli parl. disqualifies cadidates who reject 'Jewish State' 15:44 | 25\12\1395

The Israeli parliament passed legislation disqualifying a candidate from running in parliamentary election if he or she denies Israel's existence as a Jewish state







The Israeli parliament on Tuesday night passed legislation disqualifying a candidate from running in parliamentary election if he or she denies Israel's existence as a Jewish state or endorses any armed struggle against it.

According to a press release issued by the Knesset media office, the new basic law disqualifying any candidate denying Israel's existence as a 'Jewish and democratic state', inciting to racism and supporting the armed struggle of 'terror' organization or an enemy state.

The law clarifies that the conditions for disqualifying a candidate include his words and not just his deeds.

The bill on the matter was voted into a basic law after it was supported in its second and third readings by 29 members of the Knesset and opposed by 20 others.