Israel: Prominent Arab MP quits
Prominent Israeli Arab MP Azmi Bishara on Sunday tendered his resignation from parliament while in Cairo.
"I have decided to resign. According to law, you can tender resignations either in an embassy or the Knesset," he told the Al-Jazeera satellite news channel. The Israeli embassy in Cairo confirmed that the prominent lawmaker submitted his resignation during a meeting with the ambassador.
Bishara was quoted Saturday as saying in Egypt that he was considering staying abroad because he feared a long term jail sentence and an end to his political career. A few weeks ago Israeli media reports have indicated that a police investigation was opened against Bishara.