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MK Ahmed Tibi at the UN: I have read President Abbas's speech

MK Ahmed Tibi at the UN Media Centre (photo: Lisa Goldman)

UNITED NATIONS — (Breaking) MK Ahmed Tibi entered the UN Media Centre this morning, shortly before President Abbas was scheduled to speak, and was greeted like a rock star by the assembled Israeli and Arab media  representatives. Speaking in Hebrew, Arabic and English, Dr. Tibi gave several quick interviews to various radio and television shows. Shortly before he went on air with Israel Radio, he told the producer in Hebrew that he had read President Abbas’s speech and had it on his iPhone.

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    1. Tibi is coming under attack back in Israel for reportedly traveling to New York with the Palestinian delegation. Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, speaking to Israeli Channel 2 immediatel following Abbas’ speech, used the opportunity to question the ethics of such participation. It could be assumed he’ll face some sort of inquiry upon return to Israel.

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    2. Deïr Yassin

      Tibi is used to coming under fire from the Israeli right. When he went to Cairo to assist in the reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah back in May, he was asked to stay there by Eldad.
      And I think Lieberman has a grudge against Tibi for answering to the Moldavian’s project of ethnic cleansing that “We don’t ask anybody to leave, but if someone should, we suggest that the last one who arrived should be the first to leave”. Long live Tibi !

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