Feature

Arab lawmaker takes off

The week's news at a glance.

Jerusalem

A prominent Arab member of the Israeli legislature who fled to Egypt last month amid a criminal investigation has quit his post. Member of Knesset Azmi Bishara, one of the nation’s most prominent Israeli-Arab politicians, was reportedly under investigation for possible treason and corruption over his alleged ties to Arab governments. In an earlier trial, Bishara was acquitted of having illegal contacts with Syria. From exile, Bishara said he did not regret his decision to leave. “I am not an Israeli democrat,” he said. “I am a Palestinian Arab democrat.”

Recommended

Russians shell civilian convoy in Ukraine, killing 20
The city of Izyum, Ukraine is seen on Oct. 1.
Speed Reads

Russians shell civilian convoy in Ukraine, killing 20

10 things you need to know today: October 1, 2022
A view of Fort Myers Beach, Florida following Hurricane Ian.
Daily briefing

10 things you need to know today: October 1, 2022

Brazil's election: A clash of presidents
Lula and Bolsonaro.
Briefing

Brazil's election: A clash of presidents

Russia announces illegal annexation of 4 Ukrainian territories
Vladimir Putin
overstepping boundaries

Russia announces illegal annexation of 4 Ukrainian territories

Most Popular

Are polls getting the midterms wrong?
Voting.
Opinion

Are polls getting the midterms wrong?

Trevor Noah announces exit from The Daily Show
Trevor Noah
The Daily Showdown

Trevor Noah announces exit from The Daily Show

Ginni Thomas meets with Jan. 6 panel, reiterates fraudulent election claims
Ginni Thomas
'minimal and mainstream activity'

Ginni Thomas meets with Jan. 6 panel, reiterates fraudulent election claims