Bishara calls allegations 'blatant lies'

Azmi Bishara has vehemently denied the allegations against him on Wednesday - namely that he aided Israel's enemies during last summer's war in Lebanon - calling them "blatant lies," the Balad leader's second-in-command said Wednesday. MK Jamal Zahalka said that "these suspicions are biased and distortions of the facts," and added that there was a concentrated effort by the Shin Bet to politically destroy Bishara.