Ahmad Dabah is sworn in as newest member of Knesset

By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN, JPOST.COM STAFF
August 16, 2012 12:00

Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin swore in the Knesset's newest member, Kadima MK Ahmed Dabah, Thursday morning following the official resignation of Avi Dichter.

Speaking at the ceremony, Dabah said he is "proud to be a part of the Knesset representing the country where I, my children and grandchildren were born."

Addressing the position of Arabs in Israel, Dabah, who is the 17th non-Jewish member of the Knesset, noted that representation of minorities has grown in the legislative body. "We'll fight for equality and respect for Arab citizens," he said.


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