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Balad party will not recommend any candidate for PM

Party announced it intends to call on the entire Joint List not to recommend any of the candidates to the President.

Balad party will not recommend any candidate for PM

Arab MK: We will sweep our cities clean of Zionist parties

The newly elected head of Balad opened his tenure with a number of controversial opinions on Twitter.

Arab MK: We will sweep our cities clean of Zionist parties

Samy Abu Shahadeh wins election for Balad leadership

Balad has declared its opposition to Israel as a Jewish state and pushed to turn the country into a “state of all its citizens”.

Samy Abu Shahadeh wins election for Balad leadershipplayer

Balad chairman to attend meeting with Blue and White

Blue and White will try to convince Joint List party to agree to minority government which they will support from the outside.

Balad chairman to attend meeting with Blue and White

Gesher leader opposes minority government with outside Arab support

MK Orly Levy-Abekasis announces she will oppose formation of Blue and White government which is dependent on Balad party.

Gesher leader opposes minority government

'How can you allow such a disgrace?'

PM Netanyahu asks Blue and White MKs opposed to minority govt. with support of Joint List to act to prevent 'govt. dangerous to Israel.'

'How can you allow such a disgrace?'

Blue and White compromises, will meet Balad

Blue and White officials to meet Joint Arab List representatives, including Balad party tomorrow.

Blue and White compromises, will meet Balad

MK Heba Yazbak rules out supporting Gantz for PM

MK Heba Yazbak clarifies that Balad will not recommend Benny Gantz to form a government. "We're not the only ones."

Heba Yazbak: We won't support Gantz

Arab unity: Arab nationalist party joins Joint List

'For the sake of ending the occupation.' Balad faction rejoins Joint List, ending split between Arab factions and creating single list.

Arab unity: Arab nationalist party joins Joint List

Three Arab parties announce joint run

Three Arab parties unite under single list, MK Odeh promises fourth will join this week.

Three Arab parties announce joint run

'High court will reject ban on Arab parties'

Professor Aviad Hacohen warns Election Committee made a mistake disqualifying Balad party, turned extremists into martyrs.

'High court will reject ban on Arab parties'

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.

Balad disqualified from running for the Knesset

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.

Otzma candidate likely to be permitted to run for Knesset

Balad files complaint against journalist

Arab Balad party accuses journalist Amit Segal of incitement for calling party a terrorist movement.

Balad files complaint against journalist

'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.

'Where are condemnations of Arab nationalist party?'

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.

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

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.

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

Lapid to Balad MKs: Suspend yourselves

Yesh Atid leader: Knesset is not a safe haven for corruption.

Lapid to Balad MKs: Suspend yourselves

'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.'

'Expel the traitors'

Police: Enough evidence for criminal charges against Balad MKs

Senior officials in Arab party interrogated over election campaign donations and expenditures.

Police: Enough evidence for criminal charges against Balad MKs

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.

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

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.

PA leader meets with heads of Balad party

'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.

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

Arab MK summoned for questioning

Police investigate Joint List MK Basel Ghattas for alleged security offenses.

Arab MK summoned for questioning

Berko: Balad represents foreign interests

Likud MK Dr. Anat Berko attacks the Balad Party in a post on her Facebook page.

Berko: Balad represents foreign interests

Arab party officials arrested on corruption charge

Senior officials of Arab 'Balad' party suspected of criminal misuse of funds intended for party operations.

Arab party officials arrested on corruption charges

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.

Not even Zoabi's own party wants her

Police investigating extremist Arab party Balad

Investigation over suspected illegal donations during 2013 election campaign. Party claims investigation is scare attempt, racism.

Police investigating extremist Arab party Balad

Who 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.

Whom did the Knesset Speaker snub from his wedding?

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'.

Slomiansky: Arab MKs lied - they support terror

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.'

Non-political? Rivlin bashes bill to suspend terror MKs

Arab MK Ghattas legitimizes terrorist murders

MK justifies murders committed 'in passion of struggle against occupation,' Liberman demands 'fifth column' be banned.

Watch: Arab MK Ghattas defends terrorism against Israelisplayer

'Returning 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.'

'Returning terrorists' bodies right according to Judaism'

Arab party head says Balad may be banned

Odeh praises 'worthy' meeting between 3 MKs and terrorists' families, says 'radicals' in Knesset are 'dancing on our blood.'

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

Arab MKs win: Terrorists' bodies to be returned

After Balad MKs meet families of Jerusalem terrorists and promise return of bodies, government concedes to the demand.

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

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.

AG orders police to scope out pro-terror Arab MKs

Netanyahu proposes bill to oust pro-terror MKs

After 3 MKs pay comfort visit to families of 'martyr' terrorist murderers, PM proposes bill for 90-MK vote to suspend them.

Netanyahu proposes bill to oust pro-terrorism Arab MKs

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.

Netanyahu orders legal action against Balad MKs

Knesset Speaker: Complain against Arab MKs

Edelstein urges citizens to submit complaints to Ethics Commitee against 3 Arab MKs who met with families of terrorist murderers.

Knesset Speaker urges public: submit complaints against Arab MKs

Netanyahu, Edelstein complain against Arab MKs

In an unprecedented move, Prime Minister and Knesset Speaker file complaint against Arab MKs who met with family members of terrorists.

Netanyahu and Edelstein file complaint against Arab MKs