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Israeli-Arab Lawmaker Barred from Re-Election

Israeli election officials disqualify an Israeli-Arab member of Parliament from next month's elections. The election commission says Ahmed Tibi supported Palestinian attacks against Israelis. Tibi vehemently denies the charge. NPR's Linda Gradstein reports.

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Linda Gradstein
Linda Gradstein has been the Israel correspondent for NPR since 1990. She is a member of the team that received the Overseas Press Club award for her coverage of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and the team that received Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism for her coverage of the Gulf War. Linda spent 1998-9 as a Knight Journalist Fellow at Stanford University.

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