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Israeli Court Drops Ban on Two Arab Legislators

The Israeli Supreme Court reverses a ban on two Arab members of parliament, permitting them to participate in the Jan. 28 general election. Meanwhile, the small centralist party Shinui, which demands an end to special benefits for Israel's ultra-Orthodox Jews, moves up in polls. Hear NPR's Peter Kenyon and Linda Gradstein.

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Peter Kenyon is NPR's international correspondent based in Istanbul, Turkey.
Linda Gradstein
Linda Gradstein has been the Israel correspondent for NPR since 1990. She is a member of the team that received the Overseas Press Club award for her coverage of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and the team that received Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism for her coverage of the Gulf War. Linda spent 1998-9 as a Knight Journalist Fellow at Stanford University.