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MKs: 'Nakba bill' anti-democratic

MKs slam bill to withhold funds from arab towns honoring Nakba, accuse Yisrael Beitenu of McCarthyism, violating human rights.
MK Herzog: Yisrael Beiteinu has deteriorated to the lowest level.
Yisrael Beiteinu MK: Democracy being abused.

Published: 03.14.11

year after passing the "Nakba Law" in a preliminary reading, the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee met on Monday to discuss the bill, which would deny government funding for institutions who act against the "principles of the state."

"There's a limit to how much the democracy in Israel can be abused," MK Alex Miller (Yisrael Beiteinu), who initiated the bill, said during the meeting.

If passed in subsequent readings, the law would allow the Finance Ministry to reduce the budgets of state-financed institutions such as local authorities and organizations if they observe Israel's Independence Day as a day of m

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Added: Mar-14-2011 
By: aydeo
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