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Israel election: Netanyahu under fire for 'racist' bill allowing cameras at polling stations

WorldNews Monday, 9 September 2019 ()
Israel election: Netanyahu under fire for 'racist' bill allowing cameras at polling stationsIsrael’s cabinet has approved a controversial bill to allow cameras at polling stations during national elections, a move critics have suggested is aimed at lowering Arab turnout. The legislation, put forward by prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party a little over a week before election day, would allow representatives of political parties to film voters at polling stations. Mr Netanyahu has frequently raised the threat of voter fraud on the part of Israeli Arabs as a campaign tactic to mobilise his right-wing base, despite there being little evidence to support his claims. The strategy has drawn comparisons to president...
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