MK Lieberman’s proposal seeks to restrain the Supreme Court from interfering in the Knesset’s Central Elections Committee decisions to ban a candidate, or a political party, from participating in Israel’s elections for parliament.
By Attila Somfalvi
Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Lieberman launched a campaign on Wednesday morning calling to remove Joint Arab List MK Haneen Zoabi from the Knesset.
“Together, we will kick out terror supporters from the Knesset,” Lieberman said in a Facebook post.
In a video posted on his official Facebook page, the Yisrael Beytenu leader calls on the Israeli public to pressure MKs to support his new bill proposal that seeks to remove both Zoabi and her party Balad, currently a part of the Joint Arab List, from the Knesset.
Lieberman’s bill seeks to prevent the Supreme Court from interfering in decisions made by the Central Elections Committee to approve or ban a candidate or a list from participating in the elections for parliament.
“The disqualification was done in line with the law, according to which those who support terrorism and an armed struggle against the State of Israel, or those who reject Israel’s existence as a Jewish state, will not be able to serve in its parliament,” Lieberman said.
“There is no doubt that the party of the traitor and spy Azmi Bishara and his successor Haneen Zoabi is doing this publicly, and it is time they paid the price,” he added.
Lieberman criticized the government that he says opposes his proposal. “So I ask you, the public, anyone who cares about the State of Israel and thinks these terror supporters do not belong in the Knesset – to like, share and demand ministers and MKs from the Likud, Bayit Yehudi, Kulanu, Shas and United Torah Judaism to support the bill.”
Meretz MK Issawi Frej slammed Lieberman’s campaign, saying, “Lieberman, who has for years been polluting Israeli politics with corruption and fascism, is the one who should be kicked out of the Knesset and from public life.
“Lieberman’s bill proposal seeks to destroy what’s left of democracy here, and turn us into the kind of democracy led by his friend Putin, one that crushes every opposition and silences every opinion it doesn’t like.”
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