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Thursday, February 07, 2013

Stopping the Supreme Court from backing terrorists

You might recall that during the election campaign, a Central Elections Committee decision to bar Mavi Marmara terrorist MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad) from running in the election was overturned by the Supreme Court.

At the time, MK Danny Danon (Likud-Beiteinu) promised to introduce legislation to limit the Supreme Court's ability to overturn Central Election Commission decisions.  Dannon has now followed through and introduced the legislation.
The legislation, which Danon nicknamed the “Zoabi Bill,” would not allow the High Court of Justice to overturn a Central Elections Committee vote to disqualify a party or MK unless the committee displayed “extreme unreasonableness.”
In addition, the committee will only be able to declare an MK or party ineligible with a two-thirds vote, as opposed to a majority, which is the current rule.

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“The High Court decided to back the Marmara terrorist.
The sane, democratic camp has the responsibility to fix Basic Law: The Knesset and ensure that an MK who chooses to support terrorist organizations and incite against the State of Israel cannot be elected again,” Danon said on Wednesday.
Danon expressed hope that his bill will strengthen democracy, explaining that “democracy and freedom of expression are important values, but [he intends] to act firmly against those who take advantage of it to harm Israel.”
The only MK ever disqualified from running for the Knesset was a Right wing Jew (of course), Rabbi Meir Kahane HY"D (May God Avenge his blood).

I wonder whether we'll be able to find a lawyer to defend the Elections Committee the next time. 

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