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        12/19/2012, Tevet 6, 5773

      Zahalka: If Zoabi Goes, We All Go

      MK Jamal Zahalka, head of the Balad party, said Wednesday that if the Elections Committee bans MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad) from Knesset, he will urge Arab citizens of Israel to boycott the elections. A boycott would create serious mistrust between the Arab community and the government, he warned.

      Zoabi may be declared ineligible for election due to statements in which she apparently justified terrorism against Israel and negated Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state. Several of those who have called to disqualify Zoabi have filed ban requests against the entire Balad party, as well.