Feiglin: When I am PM, Tibi Will be in Jail

MK Feiglin confronts MK Tibi over his outburst during the Canadian Prime Minister's speech.

Elad Benari ,

MK Feiglin
MK Feiglin
Israel news photo: Flash 90

MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud) on Wednesday confronted MK Ahmed Tibi (Ra’am-Ta’al) at the Knesset over his behavior during Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s visit earlier this week.

Feiglin got up during a Knesset debate, which Tibi was chairing in his capacity as Deputy Knesset Speaker, and told Tibi that his outburst during Harper’s speech had shamed the Knesset.

"You lied, you shamed the plenum, you acted like a man without respect. You were disrespectful towards this house and towards yourself,” Feiglin told Tibi, who responded by having Feiglin removed from the plenum.

Tibi shouted down the Canadian Prime Minister as he expressed his affection for Israel and the Jewish people during his speech on Monday, shouting that Israel was an “apartheid state” before storming out.

Tibi also pointed out to fellow Arab MK Taleb Abu Arar and told Harper that “there was no water or electricity in his village.”

The Regavim movement, an NGO watchdog group for Jewish national property rights, later exposed Tibi’s lie when it uploaded video images of Abu Arar’s village and showed his home which includes an air-conditioning unit, satellite TV dish, electric lines and an electric meter.

Feiglin related to Wednesday’s incident on his Facebook page and wrote, “Today I told Tibi what every sane Israeli feels for him - especially after his lying outburst during the speech of the Knesset’s guest, the Prime Minister of Canada."

He added, "When I - with G-d’s help - will be prime minister, this advisor to the murderer Arafat will be in prison and not in the Israeli Knesset."