Archive for January 7th, 2013

Arab MK clear to run in poll

There was anger in Israel’s front-running party Likud-Beitenu this week, after the Supreme Court overturned a decision to disqualify a controversial Arab MK from the January 22 election. The Central Elections Committee had ruled that Hanin Zoabi (pictured), who took part in the 2010 flotilla which tried to breach Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza, could not run for a further term in Knesset.

Concern over Grand Mufti’s Hamas visit

AUSTRALIAN Grand Mufti Ibrahim Abu Mohamed’s meeting with Hamas officials – including Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh – in Gaza has been met with deep concern from Jewish community leaders.