Israeli Knesset Prohibits MPs to Visit Countries with Hostile Position against Country
The Israeli Knesset has approved a Bill (52 votes for and 24 - against), which prohibit those who will visit countries which take hostile position against the country, to be a candidate for the parliamentary elections, ISRA reported. Arabian MPs have already condemned the new bill and stated that they would lodge a complaint against it in the Higher Court of Validity (BAGATS) of Israel.
The bill was called 'Bshari's Bill' after MP Azmi Bshara was questioned regarding with asquiescence for detection with Hezbollah as a result of his numerous trips to Lebanon and Syria.
The bill found its ground in one of the points of the fundamental law of Israel, which says that those who do not support countries which take hostile position against Israel can nominate their candidatures for parliamentary elections. Te new bill says that those who illegally visited the hostile countries within seven years before the elections will be considered as a supporter of hostile forces.
Arabian parliamentarians believe that as the bill could not collect the majority 61 votes and cannot be approved as amendment to the fundamental law of Israel and would be rejected by BAGATS.