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MK Tibi at the UN, drawing rightist ire

ByILENE PRUSHER,
November 29, 2012 22:32

Dr.  Ahmed Tibi carved out his political name as a rare Israeli-Arab advising PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, representing the Palestinian negotiating team at the Wye River talks – then resigned in 1999 to run for the Knesset.

Given that history, it should come as no surprise that Tibi decided to go to New York along with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. But parliamentarians on the right are outraged that Tibi, who has now been a Knesset member for 13 years, would go to the United Nations for the critical vote on Palestinian statehood – as a representative of the Palestinians.



MK Alex Miller (Yisrael Beytenu)  slammed Tibi's participation in the Palestinian mission to the UN, saying he is an accomplice in Abbas' "diplomatic terror" against Israel.

"Tibi is undermining the state in every way possible and represents only the Palestinians and not the citizens of Israel," Miller said, calling to remove the “fifth column” from the Knesset and send Tibi to the Palestinian parliament.

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