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  7/4/2011, Tammuz 2, 5771

Knesset Rejects Submission of Nakba Bill


The Knesset presidium rejected, on Monday, the submission of a bill by Member of Knesset Ahmad Tibi (Ra'am -Ta'al United Arab List) that would deny state funding to any institution that denied the date of the establishment of the state of Israel as a catastrophe.

During a meeting of the presidium, Knesset member Danny Danon suggested that Tibi submit his bill to the Palestinian Authority parliament, adding "Maybe there it will get a positive response." After the meeting he said that the Knesset proved it had discretion, as it has in the past when invalidating racist legislation. He expressed hope that MK would get the message that he lived in a democratic Jewish state.

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