Haaretz Editoial || Distortion of 'defensive democracy'
Disqualifying parties that represent the Arab public would be a serious blow to democracy and broadcast a message of exclusion to this population.
It's a recurring pre-election ritual: The Central Elections Committee invalidates the candidacies of Arab parties and candidates, and the Supreme Court voids the disqualifications. Since 1965, not a single Arab party has been disqualified from running for the Knesset.
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