02/21/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Israel's High Court Revokes Election Ban On Arab Parties

The High Court of Justice on Wednesday revoked a government decision to exclude Israeli-Arab parties from contenting in the national elections next month.

The court issued its decision in response to a petition submitted by Arab politicians against the ban. A spokesman for the Courts Administration said judges overturned the ban in an unanimous vote Wednesday.

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