Kahanist Party Leader Allowed to Run in Israeli Election Despite Attorney General’s Objection on Ha’aretz

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The chairman of the far-right Otzma Yehudit party, Michael Ben Ari, received approval to run for the Knesset from the Central Elections Committee on Wednesday.

Prior to deliberations, Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit submitted his opinion to the comittee, stating he was in favor of disqualifying Ben Ari from running for Knesset on the grounds of incitement to racism.

… Zandberg referred to Mendeblit’s opinion, which included quotes from Ben Ari, stating it clearly shows a political agenda that is inherently racist and calls for violence. She quoted Ben Ari, who once said, “Those who only dare to speak against Jews [will] not live,” as an explicit call for violence, and “even incitement to genocide.”

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