ISRAEL - Jan. 9 - Election Ban On 2 Arabs Lifted.The Supreme Court restores the candidacy of two Arab legislators, Azmi Bishara Azmi Bishara (Arabic: عزمي بشارة, Hebrew: עזמי בשארה and Ahmed Tibi, overturning the decision by the Central Election Commission two weeks ago to disqualify To deprive of eligibility or render unfit; to disable or incapacitate.
To be disqualified is to be stripped of legal capacity. A wife would be disqualified as a juror in her husband's trial for murder due to the nature of their relationship. them on charges of supporting Palestinian violence. (The ban might well have triggered a boycott boycott, concerted economic or social ostracism of an individual, group, or nation to express disapproval or coerce change. The practice was named (1880) after Capt. by Arab voters, in turn strengthening hardline parties). Bishara says the Supreme Court's ruling will probably mean that more Israeli Arabs will head to the polls on Jan. 28. But many Israeli Arabs are still planning to protest by staying home. (The anger - which is widespread among Israel's 1.2m Arab citizens - peaked in Oct. 2000, when the police killed 13 Israeli Arabs who participated in violent demonstrations to express solidarity with a Palestinian uprising that had broken out days earlier in the West Bank and Gaza Strip For the West Bank and Gaza Strip please see one of the following:
Name Party(s) Knesset(s) Comments have taken the lead, speaking out stridently stri·dent
Loud, harsh, grating, or shrill; discordant. See Synonyms at loud, vociferous.
[Latin str in favour of the Palestinian attempt to throw the Israelis out of the West Bank and Gaza, which has been claimed by the Palestinians for a state. Many Jewish Israelis believe that some of the legislators, especially Bishara and Tibi, have crossed the line into backing violence that has taken the lives of more than 700 people on the Israeli side and more than 2,000 on the Palestinian side).