Knesset State Control Committee to discuss state funding of Balad

By JPOST.COM STAFF
September 1, 2009 11:15

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

A day after a Tira resident who allegedly cooperated with Hizbullah in a plot to assassinate IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi was indicted, MK Yoel Hasson on Tuesday decided to convene a meeting of the Knesset's State Control Committee to discuss the state's funding of the Balad Party. The indictment, filed in the Petah Tikva District Court against Rawi Sultani, 23, from the town of Tira, alleges that Sultani, then a member of the Balad political party, was recruited by Hizbullah during a trip to Morocco to attend an annual pan-Arab summer camp in 2008. On Monday, Balad faction chairman MK Jamal Zahalka said that the party "won't change our political activities. We train our youth in legitimate political activities, according to the law in Israel and other countries, and we don't intend to change that." State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss is expected to attend the meeting, which Hasson, who is the committee's chairman, set for September 19. Yaakov Katz contributed to this report

Related Content

Breaking news
August 16, 2018
Minister sees end to 'stupid' airport grilling of leftists

By REUTERS