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Israeli court reverses ban on two controversial candidates
Israeli court reverses ban on two controversial candidates

Israel's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Arab lawmaker Haneen Zoabi and right-wing Jewish activist Baruch Marzel can run for parliamentary seats in next month's elections. Eight of nine judges on an expanded panel voted to approve their candidacies, overturning last week's decision by the central elections committee to disqualify the pair from running. Conservative Jewish politicians had petitioned the elections committee to bar Zoabi, a firebrand lawmaker whose controversial comments and actions on behalf of the Palestinian cause have angered many Israeli Jews and prompted accusations that she supported terrorism from within parliament. Activists from the Coalition...

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