Basic Law: The Knesset
Amendment No. 39
Jerusalem, 30 June 2008
Prevention of participation in elections
a. A candidates’ list shall not participate in elections to the Knesset, and a person shall not be a candidate for election to the Knesset, if the objects or actions of the list or the actions of the person, expressly or by implication, include one of the following:
(1) negation of the existence of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state;
(2) incitement to racism;
(3) support of armed struggle, by a hostile state or a terrorist organization, against the State of Israel.
a1. For the purposes of this section, a candidate that was at a hostile state unlawfully within the seven years preceding the date for submitting the candidates' list, is deemed a person whose actions express support of armed struggle against the State of Israel, as long as he has not proven otherwise.
b. The decision of the Central Elections Committee that a candidate is prevented from participating in the elections requires the approval of the Supreme Court of Israel.
c. A candidate will make a declaration for the purposes of this section.
d. Particulars regarding the hearing at the Central Elections Committee and at the Supreme Court of Israel, as well as regarding a declaration under subsection (c) shall be prescribed by law.
Source: at mfa.gov.il