Meretz may be in violation of campaign laws

The Meretz Party was suspected of breaking campaign finance laws by receiving indirect support through its connection with the Geneva Initiative campaign, Israel Radio reported on Monday. The ideological identification of the party with the Geneva Initiative and the party chairman's involvement in the movement raised the suspicion that the Geneva Initiative's public campaign was in fact aiding Meretz's electoral campaign, thus overstepping party funding laws. Beilin said in response to the suspicions that he would turn to the State Comptroller and ask for guidelines on handling the situation.