AZMI BISHARA AN ISRAELI ARAB MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT GIVES STATEMENT TO
REPORTERS IN JERUSALEM.
Azmi Bishara, an Israeli Arab member of parliament, gives a statement
to reporters in Jerusalem on December 31, 2002, after the decision to
bar him from running for parliament. Israel's election commission voted
on Tuesday to bar Bishara, an outspoken supporter of Palestinian
statehood, and his Balad party from running in the January 28 general
election. (Picture taken on December 31, 2002) REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen