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.
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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.
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.