The Shura Council

The Arabic word “shura” (consultation) comes from the Koran’s 42nd surah, which instructs Muslims to conduct their affairs by “mutual consultation.” Ra’am is the political party of the southern branch of Israel’s Islamic Movement, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, so unsurprisingly its Shura Council, which makes decisions not only for Ra’am but for the southern branch as a whole, is often described as a religious body.

“It consists of about 32 members who are elected by a general assembly of 500 to 600 members, including men and women. They meet about once a month, more if there’s a decision that needs to be made,” said Meir Elran, senior research fellow at Tel Aviv’s Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) and the head of its Homeland Security Program, a research program on Israel’s Arab citizens. However, according to Elran the members of the general assembly and the council are, in the main, not religious figures

 ShuraCouncil Speaker: legal insurance and military retirement laws Provide Decent Living and Reflect Appreciation of Rational Leadership. HE Speaker of the ShuraCouncil Hassan bin Abdullah Al-Ghanim confirmed the legal insurance and military retirement laws, which HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani – May God Protect Him

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