Iconoclast Arab Backing Israel Runs for Parliament

January 1, 2015 7:04 AM

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An Arab-Israeli Muslim woman is running for a parliament seat as a member of a hard-line religious Jewish party aligned with the West Bank settler movement and that opposes Palestinian independence.

The bid by iconoclast Anett Haskia, a 45-year-old hairdresser and mother of three, comes after she gave a series of bombastic television interviews in support of Israel's military this summer during its war against Hamas in Gaza. Now she is the lone Arab vying for a spot on the Jewish Home party's l...

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