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  Kislev 8, 5768 , 18/11/07

Livni Slams Arab MK Who Wants 'To Have It Both Ways'

Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni lashed out at Arab Knesset Member Ahmed Tibi Sunday for his rejection of the government demand that the Palestinian Authority (PA) recognize Israel as a Jewish state. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said last week that "anyone who wants to negotiate with me" must define Israel as a Jewish home, as it was described in the Balfour Declaration 90 years ago.

Foreign Minister Livni said that Arabs cannot "hold the stick by both ends" and ask for a new Arab country to be established within Israel's current borders without recognizing Israel as Jewish.

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