Disqualifying Zuabi, Forgetting Zionism

Israel's leaders, represented on the Central Election Committee that disqualified Balad party MK Hanin Zuabi, are not interested in remembering Zionism as a liberation movement.

While the Central Elections Committee has disqualified MK Hanin Zuabi's candidacy for the 19th Knesset, it has let the Arab slates Balad and United Arab List-Ta'al contend. These two decisions might assuage Israelis for whom the country's image as a democracy is dear. These Israelis will say to themselves, "See, while one wayward MK's candidacy was annulled, the validity of the parties that represent the...