“Apartheid” Israel in Action


The Times of Israel reports:

The High Court of Justice on Sunday narrowly upheld the candidacy of hardline Joint List MK Heba Yazbak, overturning a January decision by the Central Elections Committee to bar her from running in the March 2 election over her alleged support of terror.

Efforts to bar Yazbak, a member of the Arab nationalist Balad party in the Joint List alliance, were based on two Facebook posts: one which she shared in 2015 that praised Lebanese terrorist Samir Kuntar, who in 1979 took part in the brutal murder of members of an Israeli family in the northern city of Nahariya; and another that welcomed the end of a nine-year sentence for Amir Makhoul, who pleaded guilty to handing sensitive information to the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah. She was also criticized for statements she made that some have read as condoning violence against Israeli soldiers.

In a 5-4 ruling, the top legal body said that while the posts publicized by Yazbak were inappropriate, there was not a critical mass of statements that justified disqualification. Moreover, the court posited that a significant amount of time had elapsed since Yazbak’s most controversial post.

I may not like the verdict, but this is yet another example showing the idiocy of the “apartheid” Israel smear.

But forget that for a minute. This is the real reason I wanted to post about Heba Yazbak

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