List of Imprisoned Leader of Haifa Riots Approved for Elections

The Israel Central Elections Committee today approved the list for the next elections to the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, headed by David Ben-Haroush, the self-styled leader of the North African immigrants who is serving a two-year jail term for participation in the Haifa riots last July. Altogether 24 lists have been approved by the committee.

The Israel Broadcasting Service meanwhile began preparations to enable Ben-Haroush to broadcast the platform and goals of his list, in accordance with an arrangement which provides that all qualified lists be given radio time.

The Interior Affairs Committee of the Knesset today endorsed unanimously the findings of a public inquiry committee on the North African immigrant rioting in Haifa last July and urged the Government to implement recommendations aimed at speeding up the absorption of such newcomers.

The committee, completing its discussion of the disturbances, also recommended the creation of a special authority with responsibility for advancing the integration of the various immigrant groups in Israel.

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