Coalition chair ‘can’t understand fuss’ over his comments on Arabs | The Times of Israel


Coalition chairman David Bitan hit back Saturday evening at widespread criticism for saying he’d prefer it if Arab Israelis did not vote in elections, and declined to retract the remarks.

I do not understand what the fuss is about,” the Likud MK said. “No political party wants to see its opponents going to the polls.”

Bitan sparked outrage earlier in the day when he told a cultural event in Mevasseret Zion: “What I’m saying is, if they [Arabs] weren’t able to come [to vote], that would be preferable, but it makes no difference: It’s not for me to tell them whether to come or not to come [to vote].”

 

Source: Coalition chair ‘can’t understand fuss’ over his comments on Arabs | The Times of Israel

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