The Knesset Ethics Committee decided that MK Said Nafa (Balad) has
the right to demonstrate in support of Syrian President Bashar Assad, The Jerusalem Post learned on Friday.
Legal Forum for the Land of Israel submitted a complaint to the Ethics
Committee in late February, after Nafa participated in a rally in
support of Assad in Haifa. According to the Legal Forum's complaint, 500
people, including Nafa, waved Syrian flags and photos of Assad.
in a demonstration meant to support a dictator suspected of serious
crimes against humanity and daily massacres of innocent people…is not an
expression of faith to the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic
state," the letter reads. "MK Nafa certainly is not fulfilling his duty
to faithfully serve the values of human dignity and the rule of law."
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