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  11/29/2007, Kislev 19, 5768

Livni to Arabs: Why Won’t You Talk to Me?


According to the Washington Post, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni addressed Arab representatives at the Annapolis conference on Tuesday, telling them, “Stop treating me like a pariah.”  “Why doesn’t anyone want to shake my hand?” Livni asked.  “Why doesn’t anyone want to be seen talking to me?”

Other delegates confirmed that Livni was, in fact, treated like a pariah.  Dutch Minister Frans Timmermans was quoted by the Post as saying the Arab delegates “shun her like she is Dracula’s younger sister.”