Knesset discusses law banning dissent

PNN/Bethlehem

The Knesset will today discuss a draft law preventing the nomination of Arabs who reject Israeli policy.

The Israeli Ministerial Committee of Law will today discuss a draft law which would add an amendment onto the original Knesset law.

Under this amendment, any person who participates in illegal activities against the Israeli army, the state and its population, or who publicly expresses their support for such activities, will not be permitted to run in the Knesset elections.

The Committee will discuss this draft law aiming to impose a jail-term penalty on whomever attempts to reject Israeli national policy.

The goal of this amendment is allegedly to add force to the power of deterrence, and to raise the price paid by the perpetrators of such acts.