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  • Arab lawmaker quits Knesset as probe begins

    By Dan Baron

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Israeli Arab lawmaker Azmi Bishara has abruptly ended a parliamentary career built on denouncing the Jewish state from enemy capitals and then dodging charges of sedition at home.

    After weeks spent abroad on what he called routine travels, Bishara turned up at the Israeli Embassy in...
  • Voter Apathy High Among Israeli Arabs

    By Eric Silver

    January 23, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Omar Baransi, a 71-year-old retired building contractor with a lined, leathery face, brags that he won't be voting in Israel's general election on Jan. 28. "We don't trust anyone these days," he said, "not even the Arab candidates. We've been citizens for 55 years and nothing has...

  • An Arab Prime Minister?

    By Larry Derfner

    April 15, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    For the first time ever, an Arab citizen of Israel is running for prime minister. He is first-term Knesset member Azmi Bishara, one of the leading intellectuals in the Arab world, and one of the most provocative politicians of any ethnicity in Israel.

    Bishara's candidacy is opposed by...