Joint List MKs sworn in at Knesset after pro-Palestinian oath stunt

Lawmakers from the predominantly Arab Joint List are sworn into the Knesset, days after their previous oaths were disqualified after they changed the wording of the pledge.

Joint List members sparked an outcry on Tuesday when they substituted the traditional commitment to serve Israel and the Knesset with commitments to fight “apartheid,” “the occupation” and “racism.”

Joint List MK Samy Abu Shahadeh at the swearing-in of the 24th Knesset on April 6, 2021. (Alex Kolomoisky/Pool/Flash90)
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