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Audio: Lies My Member of Knesset Told Me - The Truth About Ahmed Tibi

Does MK Taleb Abu Arar really have no water or electricity? Plus, Canadians weigh in on Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
1/24/2014, 1:38 PM

A7 Radio's "Reality Bytes" with Josh Hasten
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On today's Reality Bytes Radio, Ari Briggs - Director of International Affairs for the Regavim organization exposes the lies told on Knesset floor by Arab MK Ahmed Tibi. Tibi claimed his colleague - Bedouin MK Taleb Abu Arar  living in the Negev had no running water or electricity in his village.  Regavim headed south and exposed Tibi's lies - the village called Arara, does in fact have running water in electricity, proving MK Tibi was simply using the Knesset opportunity to manipulate the International media in order to demonize Israel.  The Bedouin, Briggs says are currently involved in a massive illegal land grab throughout areas in both the Southern and Northern as well as the Central parts of this country. 

Also on the show David Weinberg the Director - Israel office of Canada's Center for Israel and Jewish Affairs, whose organization played a key role in facilitating the historic visit this week of Canadian PM Stephen Harper, says that Harper succeeded in expressing his support and understanding of the Jewish people's deep roots in the Land of Israel. Weinberg also explained how Harper stressed that despite the anti-Israel sentiment often expressed by world bodies - Israel doesn't merit unfair criticism. 

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Josh Hasten is the President of the Bar-Am Public Relations firm based in Jerusalem and the CAMERA organization's 2009 Letter Writer of the Year. He is the founder of, a service which gives pro-Israel advocates the opportunity to improve their chances of getting their ideas published in the media. Josh hosts the Reality Bytes podcast live every Thursday from 9:00 am - 11:00 am Israel time on Arutz Sheva -  Israel National Radio.
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