February 5, 2015

WHICH PARTY DOESN'T INSIST IT'S A JEWISH STATE?:

Liberman given 5 days to respond to racism claims (TIMES OF ISRAEL, February 5, 2015)

Meretz party MK Issawi Freij petitioned the committee to ban the campaign, saying it violates Israel's anti-racism laws by calling for the revocation of citizenship for Israelis based on race and nationality.

Liberman has long advocated a controversial land swap plan in which towns in "The Triangle" region southeast of Haifa -- including heavily populated Arab cities -- would become part of a Palestinian state in any peace agreement, and their residents would lose their Israeli citizenship and become citizens of Palestine, in exchange for the Jewish settlement blocs of the West Bank. The party's election slogan is "Ariel to Israel, Umm al-Fahm to Palestine," referring to the West Bank settlement and the northern Israeli Arab city, respectively.

Central Elections Committee chairman Supreme Court Justice Salim Joubran responded to the petition Thursday by asking Yisrael Beytenu to respond by February 10.


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