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Closed Society: November 26, 2012

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During operation Pillar of Cloud, dozens of complaints were sent to the Second Authority for Television and Radio, which regulates commercial broadcasts, about interviews with Palestinians and a show of empathy with them.  Out of 170 complaints received, 48 dealt with interviews with Palestinians, mainly the interview with MK Ahmad Tibi (Ra’am-Ta’al), in which he attacked Channel 2′s military analyst, Roni Daniel.

(Hebrew – Globes)

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November 26th, 2012 at 11:56 am

Closed Society: November 9, 2012‎

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A threat letter was sent to MKs Mohammad Baraka (Hadash), Hana Sweid (Hadash) and Ahmad Tibi (Ra’am-Ta’al), as well at to the Mayor of Nazareth Ramiz Jaraisy. The letter writer, who calls himself “Johan Rasmussen” claims to belong to an organization called “Pulsa Dinura committee”. He warned the receiver that a Pulsa Dinura curse, similar to the “curse that killed Yizhak Rabin”, was laid on them.

(Hebrew)

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November 9th, 2012 at 11:04 am

Internal Security: May 3, 2012

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Prison Service guards blocked MK Ahmad Tibi (Raam-Taal) from treating Balal Diab, a Palestinian administrative detainee on hunger strike, who lost consciousness during a hearing of his case before the High Court for Justice.  Before being blocked, the judge, Justice Elyakim Rubinstein asked Tibi, who was present during the hearing, to examine Diab.  Tibi was finally allowed to examine Diab almost an hour after he collapsed. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – Walla)

Political: March 1‎‏9‏‎, 2012‎

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Twenty-nine members of Knesset asked Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin to disperse a Knesset panel on the assimilation of Israeli Arab workers into the public service, saying panel head Ahmad Tibi was using his position to advance a political agenda.

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March 19th, 2012 at 11:19 am

Political: March 12, 2012

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MK Danny Danon (Likud) called on Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein to look into the activities of MK Ahmad Tibi (Ra’am-Ta’al) and to oust him from the Knesset, following a facebook status Tibi posted in which he identified with residents of the Gaza Strip.

(Hebrew - nrg)

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March 12th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Political: February 1‎‏6‏‎, 2012‎

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Avigdor Lieberman, deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, directed the ministers in his party, Israel Beiteinu, to refuse to cooperate with the parliamentary committee on integrating Israeli Arabs in Israeli society, headed by Israeli Arab MK Ahmad Tibi (Ta’al).

(Hebrew)

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February 16th, 2012 at 9:47 am

Political: 27 December, 2010

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In the course of a Knesset Finance Committee meeting Eyal Epstein, Commissioner of the Treasury’s Budget Department, refused to state information about the defense budget aloud in the presence of MK Ahmad Tibi (RAAM-TAAL). In lieu of stating the information aloud he whispered the data into the ear of MK Haim Oron (Meretz). (Hebrew)

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December 28th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

Political: 23 December, 2010

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Knesset Member Yariv Levin (Likud), chair of the Knesset Committee, is holding up discussion of the law proposed by Knesset Member Ahmed Tibi, which would appoint an Arab representative to the Equal Opportunity Commission. This law passed its preliminary reading.Levin said that he informed Tibi that he would do everything to prevent the passing of the law. “I made it clear that the fact that he wishes to put an Arab representative in this role, and not a member of a minority sector loyal to the state, such as the Druze, for example, is intolerable.” (Hebrew)

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December 25th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Political: 22nd December, 2010

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An intense debate broke out in the Knesset plenum, after MK Ahmed Tibi demanded that the Ministry of Education issue matriculation diplomas in Arabic, Even though Arabic is an official language in Israel, the Ministry stopped issuing diplomas in this language in the 1970s, and as a result thousands of Arab students who wish to study in the Arab world are forced to pay for the translation of the diplomas and notary affirmations. MK Nissim Ze’ev (Shas) said in reply to Tibi’s demand that “the purpose of MK Tibi is self-explanatory: he wishes to turn Israel into a bi-national country”. The Education Minister, Gideon Sa’ar, estimated that issuing Arabic matriculation diplomas will cost the state millions of shekels. (Hebrew)

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December 25th, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Politics: 15th November, 2010

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The Knesset’s Ethics Committee reprimanded MK Ahmed Tibi (Ra’am Ta’al) following his trip to Libya and meeting with its ruler, Muammar Gaddafi. Tibi was reprimanded because his trip abroad was financed by an external body without authorization in advance by the Ethics Committee. Three complaints were lodged with the Ethics Committee after six MKs went to Lybia in April. One of them complained about visiting an enemy country, even though Libya isn’t defined as such. (Hebrew)

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November 15th, 2010 at 6:57 pm