Israel: Elections; Arab League calls on all Arabs to vote

Tomorrow country votes. 'To stop nationalist right-wingers'

21 January, 11:26

A poster of Arab candidates in the upcoming Israeli Parliamentary Knesset elections, in Nazareth A poster of Arab candidates in the upcoming Israeli Parliamentary Knesset elections, in Nazareth

(ANSAmed) - TEL AVIV - The Arab League in Cairo called on Arabs in Israel to take part in national elections scheduled Tuesday in Israel in a statement which was welcomed by Arab parties running for a seat. According to the document drafted by the Palestinian department of the Arab League, it is necessary to oppose nationalist right-wing forces which are expected to win at the upcoming election. 'These are extremist elements who oppose peace and see Arabs as a threat to their state', said the document.

Last week, the Haaretz daily published an appeal of Israel's Arab population to actively take part in the vote after surveys showed that one Israeli Arab in two intended to abstain. The outgoing Knesset (parliament) had three mainly-Arab lists (Raam-Taal, Balad and Hadash) with 11 lawmakers out of 120. The three parties are running separately in tomorrow's vote as well and thus risk to lose votes.(ANSAmed).

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