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Arab MKs to skip vote on Knesset speaker due to Land Day

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 30, 2009

Likud MK Reuven Rivlin is due to be elected Knesset speaker Monday afternoon, but Arab Knesset factions are objecting to the timing of the vote. On Monday the Arab sector commemorates Land Day, marking violent protests in 1976 over government land policies in which six Arabs were killed.

MKs from Arab factions are expected to be absent Monday from the vote, after failing to convince acting speaker Michael Eitan that it should be rescheduled to take place on Tuesday.

For full article, visit http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1074809.html

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