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Israel Accuses Arab Politician of Helping Enemies

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Israel Accuses Arab Politician of Helping Enemies

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Israel Accuses Arab Politician of Helping Enemies

Israel Accuses Arab Politician of Helping Enemies

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The Israeli government is accusing an Arab member of the Knesset of aiding Israel's enemies and contacts with foreign agents. The charges against Azmi Bishara were revealed after Israeli authorities lifted a gag order Wednesday.

Bishara has denied any wrongdoing and accused Israeli leaders of waging a racist witch hunt against him. He left Israel some weeks ago. Earlier this month, he walked into the Israeli embassy in Cairo and formally resigned his Knesset post.