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  1/2/2012, Tevet 7, 5772

Ban on Yesha High Court Justices Cleared for Knesset


The presidium of the Knesset cleared the way, Monday for a bill by MK Ahmad Tibi (Ra'am Ta'al United Arab List) to restrict residents of Judea and Samaria from running for positions on the Supreme Court.

The lone vote against was that of Deputy Speaker Danny Danon, who said, "Tibi is trying to make the residents of Judea and Samaria second-class citizens and must not be allowed to do this. Anyone who resides in Judea and Samaria is a shining example of Zionism and love of country, and this type pf treacherous bill indicate Tibi's loyalty to Palestinians in Shechem and Ramallah and not to the citizens of the state of Israel."