Knesset decides not to suspend MK Tarif

December 5, 2005 15:50
1 minute read.


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 analysis 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


The Knesset House Committee convened on Monday to discuss suspending new MK Salah Tarif from his post. After pushing the decision off for a week, the Knesset chose not to remove Tarif from his position, at least for the next few months, Army Radio reported. On December 30, 2003, Rishon Lezion Magistrate's Court convicted Tarif of bribery, fraud and breach of trust for having bribed an Interior Ministry official to grant Israeli citizenship to a Palestinian friend, Hosni Badiran. According to the law, a person who has been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude may not serve as an MK for seven years from the day of his conviction. The court has not specified whether the crimes Tarif committed involved moral turpitude. The law does not define what "moral turpitude" is and courts usually do not specify whether a particular crime is of such a nature. Tarif took his post in the Knesset two weeks ago, replacing Amram Mitzna.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town


Cookie Settings