Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman praised the decision to indict MK Haneen Zoabi (Balad) on Tuesday for alleged incitement and disgracing a public servant.
"Zoabi does not need to be put on trial for a specific incident of insulting a public worker, rather for constantly undermining the State of Israel," he said. "I hope that this time the High Court will not let Zoabi run for the Knesset again and will prove that whoever acts against the State of Israel and supports its enemies cannot be a member of its parliament."
Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein informed Zoabi that he will likely indict her for telling a crowd of protesters that Israeli-Arabs who work for government security forces, such as a court guard, "should be scared of us."
MK Danny Danon (Likud), who has been working in recent weeks to get enough signatures for the Central Election Committee to ban Zoabi from running, said she belongs behind bars.
"[Weinstein} cannot let her avoid a punishment for her deeds and must bring her to justice...Zoabi crossed the limits of democracy and freedom of speech long ago," he said.