Balad disqualified from running for the Knesset

Central Elections Committee accepts petition of Likud and Otzma Yehudit, disqualifies Balad from running for the 21st Knesset.Hezki Baruch, 3/6/2019, 11:29 PM

Otzma candidate likely to be permitted to run for Knesset

With support from the New Right, Yisrael Beytenu, Otzma Yehudit candidate expected to win vote, be permitted to run for Knesset.David Rosenberg, 3/6/2019, 10:17 AM

Balad files complaint against journalist

Arab Balad party accuses journalist Amit Segal of incitement for calling party a terrorist movement.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/25/2019, 6:50 PM

'Where are condemnations of Arab nationalist party?'

Knesset Speaker pushes back on attacks against Otzma Yehudit faction, says critics should first condemn radical anti-Israel Arab MKs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/25/2019, 11:09 AM

Balad MK: We're part of the Palestinian national movement

Outgoing MK Jamal Zahalka says his party identifies with Palestinians and not Israelis, blasts Netanyahu and Gantz.Elad Benari, 2/3/2019, 6:45 AM

It's official: MK Zahalka will not return to the Knesset

Following days of speculation, lawmaker from Arab Joint List faction confirms he will not return to the Knesset.Tzvi Lev, 12/29/2018, 10:21 PM

Lapid to Balad MKs: Suspend yourselves

Yesh Atid leader: Knesset is not a safe haven for corruption.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/23/2018, 7:15 PM

'Expel the traitors'

MK responds to police announcement of adequate evidence to press charges against Balad MKs. 'Hope they'll boot them from Knesset this time.'Hezki Baruch, 1/23/2018, 2:56 PM

Police: Enough evidence for criminal charges against Balad MKs

Senior officials in Arab party interrogated over election campaign donations and expenditures.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/23/2018, 2:19 PM

Israeli Arab party's summer camp: 'We will redeem Palestine'

Balad youth camp graduation ceremony features groups named for Yasser Arafat 'Az a-Din al-Qassam in procession at Deheishe refugee camp.Mordechai Sones, 8/30/2017, 10:25 AM

PA leader meets with heads of Balad party

PA leader Mahmoud Abbas met with members of the Israeli Arab Balad party to discuss ways to help Palestinians achieve political goals.Dalit Halevi, 2/21/2017, 9:19 AM

'Ghattas and associates are a threat to security of Israel'

Defense Minister hopes Supreme Court will allow Knesset to ban Balad party from running in elections after MK smuggled phones to terrorists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/23/2016, 12:00 PM

Arab MK summoned for questioning

Police investigate Joint List MK Basel Ghattas for alleged security offenses.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/18/2016, 5:33 PM

Berko: Balad represents foreign interests

Likud MK Dr. Anat Berko attacks the Balad Party in a post on her Facebook page.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/26/2016, 1:12 AM

Arab party officials arrested on corruption charges

Senior officials of Arab 'Balad' party suspected of criminal misuse of funds intended for party operations.Shai Landesman, 9/18/2016, 8:20 AM

Not even Zoabi's own party wants her

As the Balad party finalizes its list for the next elections, Haneen Zoabi is shoved down the ranks.Yedidya Ben Or, 7/17/2016, 3:58 PM

Police investigating extremist Arab party Balad

Investigation over suspected illegal donations during 2013 election campaign. Party claims investigation is scare attempt, racism.Matt Wanderman, 6/8/2016, 10:50 PM

Whom did the Knesset Speaker snub from his wedding?

Edelstein has invited all 120 MKs to his marriage on June 20, except for three pro-terror Balad MKs - and an MK from his own Likud party.Ari Yashar, 5/9/2016, 4:46 PM

Slomiansky: Arab MKs lied - they support terror

New draft of 'expulsion law' to be discussed in committee today, Slomiansky 'I hope that the entire coalition votes for it'.Benny Tocker, 2/23/2016, 12:27 PM

Non-political? Rivlin bashes bill to suspend terror MKs

Despite holding supposedly apolitical role as president, Rivlin slams Knesset's 'overstepping' democracy, calls for a 'liberal right.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/15/2016, 9:40 PM

Watch: Arab MK Ghattas defends terrorism against Israelis

MK justifies murders committed 'in passion of struggle against occupation,' Liberman demands 'fifth column' be banned.Ari Yashar, 2/11/2016, 5:17 PM

'Returning terrorists' bodies right according to Judaism'

Joint List defends Balad MKs who met with terrorists' families at faction meeting as MK Zahalka stresses their actions were 'legitimate.'Hezki Baruch, 2/8/2016, 3:44 PM

Arab party head says Balad may be banned by 'fascism'

Odeh praises 'worthy' meeting between 3 MKs and terrorists' families, says 'radicals' in Knesset are 'dancing on our blood.'Ari Yashar, 2/8/2016, 12:16 PM

Arab MKs win: Terrorists' bodies to be returned for burial

After Balad MKs meet families of Jerusalem terrorists and promise return of bodies, government concedes to the demand.Ari Yashar, 2/8/2016, 11:22 AM

AG orders police to scope out pro-terror Arab MKs

On Netanyahu's orders to examine legal actions, Mandelblit tells police to gather information on meeting with terrorists' families.Hezki Baruch, 2/7/2016, 7:00 PM

Netanyahu proposes bill to oust pro-terrorism Arab MKs

After 3 MKs pay comfort visit to families of 'martyr' terrorist murderers, PM proposes bill for 90-MK vote to suspend them.Hezki Baruch, 2/7/2016, 5:25 PM

Netanyahu orders legal action against Balad MKs

Prime Minister asks Attorney General to examine what legal action can be taken against Arab MKs who met terrorists' families.Ben Ariel, 2/7/2016, 2:22 AM

Knesset Speaker urges public: submit complaints against Arab MKs

Edelstein urges citizens to submit complaints to Ethics Commitee against 3 Arab MKs who met with families of terrorist murderers.Hezki Baruch, 2/5/2016, 12:48 PM

Netanyahu and Edelstein file complaint against Arab MKs

In an unprecedented move, Prime Minister and Knesset Speaker file complaint against Arab MKs who met with family members of terrorists.Ido Ben Porat, 2/5/2016, 12:14 AM

Northern Israel: Israeli Arabs Hold 'Third Intifada' Rallies

Rallies featuring PLO flags, calls for violence organized by Balad, the DFLP, and the Islamic Movement in Israel.Tova Dvorin, 10/5/2015, 9:45 PM

Petition to Disqualify 'Israel's Enemy' Zoabi from Knesset

MK Alex Miller submitted petition Thursday, calling for CEC to disqualify radical MK Hanin Zoabi from running in March elections.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 1/29/2015, 11:27 AM

Petition to Block Joint Arab List from Knesset

Yisrael Beytenu to file petition against joint Arab party list on grounds of Balad MKs supporting known terror organizations.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 1/24/2015, 6:36 PM

Arab MKs Hope to Rid Knesset of 'Extreme Right'

Head of joint list of Arab parties says Arabs hope to "throw Liberman, Bennett and Netanyahu to the garbage bin of history".Elad Benari, Canada, 1/23/2015, 8:56 PM

Arab Parties Decide to Run On Joint List

After close to a month of negotiations, United Arab List, Balad, Hadash and Tibi's party decide on unity, with polls giving them 11 seats.Ari Yashar and Elad Benari, 1/22/2015, 11:16 PM

Zoabi vs. Danon: Arab MK to Complain to Police Against Danon

Balad party to file a complaint with the police against MK Danny Danon, over campaign video portraying her as a villainous traitor.Elad Benari, 12/25/2014, 6:14 AM

Arab Parties to Form Joint List Within a Week

Balad chair says his party, United Arab List and Hadash to form united Arab front in Knesset, claims 15 mandates becoming major party.Ari Yashar, 12/21/2014, 8:34 AM

Arab MKs Remove Israeli Flags; 'We Won't be Good Arabs'

Balad party holds press conference with flags in corner: 'at least we left them in the room.' Zoabi vows not to be a 'good Arab.'Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 10/27/2014, 3:31 PM

Poll: 85% of Israelis Support Banning Zoabi from Knesset

Israelis have had enough of pro-Hamas MK's antics, poll reveals, as legal noose around Zoabi begins to tighten.Tova Dvorin, 10/24/2014, 10:09 AM

How Zoabi Does Israel a Lot of Good

A look at her views and actions says something about Israel.Prof. George Jochnowitz, 9/1/2014, 7:43 PM

Israeli Arabs in Search of Identity

The Balad Party – inherently – cannot identify with the Jewish State, despite its having members sitting in the Knesset.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 8/25/2014, 7:02 AM

Balad MKs Claim They Omitted Qatar Visit for 'Technical Reasons'

Arab MKs insist impromptu visit to country hosting Hamas was left unreported for 'technical reasons.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/20/2014, 3:55 PM

Report: Traitor Ex-MK's Research Center Funded MKs Qatar Trip

Azmi Bishara's research center reportedly funded the recent trip to Qatar by Balad MKs.Hezki Baruch, 8/20/2014, 6:43 AM

Liberman: Ban Arab Party Over Visit to Traitor Ex-MK

Foreign minister calls for Attorney General to investigate 'fifth column' Arab-nationalists who visited Hamas fund supplier Qatar.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 8/18/2014, 1:27 PM

Balad Spokesman Won't Confirm MKs Met with Bishara

Spokesman for Balad confirms that its MKs visited Qatar, says he's unaware of a meeting with party founder Bishara.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/18/2014, 6:14 AM

Arab MKs Visit Qatar, Meet Traitor Ex-MK

During war with Hamas, MKs Zoabi, Zahalka and Ghattas visit Balad party founder Bishara, who fled Israel after spying for Hezbollah.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 8/17/2014, 9:09 PM

Zoabi's Party Backs Her Comments, Blames the 'Occupation'

Balad party dismisses criticism of MK Zoabi, says the “Israeli occupation” is to blame for recent violence.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 6/18/2014, 6:15 AM

Arab-Israeli Journalist Joined Hezbollah in Lebanon?

Arab-Israeli journalist and Balad activist arrested on suspicions of making contact with terror group while visiting enemy country.Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar, 4/17/2014, 4:22 PM

Arab MK Who Aided Hezbollah Forced To Flee Again

Former MK Bishara fled Israel after helping guide Hezbollah rockets -- now Dubai wants him out for 'Israeli plot.'Ari Yashar, 3/21/2014, 12:17 PM

Zoabi May Leave Knesset for Mayoral Post

Controversial Arab-Israeli MK may become the mayor of Nazareth.Maayana Miskin, 8/13/2013, 12:37 PM

Furious Debate as Arab Town gets Jewish Land

Furious debate erupts in Knesset over land transfer from Jewish town to Arab town. MK Feiglin to Arabs: You’re guests here.Maayana Miskin, 6/25/2013, 4:22 PM

Druze Leaders Appeal to Israel for Syrian Druze Brethren

Druze leaders in northern Israel have appealed to the Israeli government to allow their children who crossed into Syria to return to Israel.Chana Ya'ar, 6/23/2013, 1:46 PM

Israelis Debate Mandatory Arab Participation in National Service

Israeli lawmakers continue to debate the pros and cons of mandatory integration of Israeli Arabs into the national service program.Chana Ya'ar, 6/9/2013, 12:36 PM

Arab MK Will Not Condemn Terrorist Murder

Arab MK refuses to condemn the murder of a young father of five, ‘Settlers have no right to self defense.’ Maayana Miskin, 4/30/2013, 8:15 PM

Supreme Court Allows Otzma LeYisrael and Balad Ads

Supreme Court overturns a decision by the Elections Committee to invalidate the campaign ads of Balad and Otzma LeYisrael.Elad Benari, 1/16/2013, 6:16 AM

Appeal Brings Together Otzma Leyisrael, Balad

Right-wing faction, Arab list united as targets of Elections Committee censorship. ACRI appeals to allow both groups’ ads.Maayana Miskin, 1/11/2013, 12:50 PM

Court Overrules Knesset, Lets 'Mavi Mamara' Zoabi Run

The Supreme Court rules that MK's support for terrorism is not sufficient reason to bar her from Knesset.Maayana Miskin, 12/30/2012, 11:06 AM

In Zoabi Video, Lieberman Sings in Arabic

The Balad party's election video features a Middle Eastern version of Hatikva.Gil Ronen, 12/29/2012, 8:15 PM