The Schmooze

Video: Photo Shredding on the Knesset Floor

In 1988, Israel’s Central Election Commission banned the extremist lawmaker Rabbi Meir Kahane from running again for Knesset, on the grounds that his party was racist and undemocratic. Since then, he’s never been seen at the Knesset podium… apart from yesterday.

An Arab lawmaker, Ahmad Tibi, held up a photograph of Kahane at the podium, and ripped it in to pieces. It was a response to the decision of Michael Ben-Ari, the sole self-declared follower of Kahane who serves in the Knesset, to tear up a New Testament and release a photograph of himself doing so.

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Video: Photo Shredding on the Knesset Floor

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