Up­roar over re­marks in Is­rael B

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jerusalem» The coali­tion chair­man of Ben­jamin Ne­tanyahu’s govern­ment an­gered Is­rael’s Arab mi­nor­ity on Satur­day by say­ing he would rather they didn’t vote, in com­ments rem­i­nis­cent of those made by the prime min­is­ter last year.

David Bi­tan said the Arab Joint List in par­lia­ment doesn’t “rep­re­sent the Arabs, they rep­re­sent Gaza, Qatar and other coun­tries.”

He said he would “pre­fer” if Arabs didn’t go to the polls to vote in elec­tions.

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