Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Israel's Acting President a Druze Arab

An interesting development:

Israel will appoint its first acting Druze president this week, to replace incumbent Dalia Itzik who leaves for a week-long visit to the United States, the Yediot Ahronot daily reported Sunday.

Majali Wahabe, from the ruling Kadima party, will also serve as Acting Knesset Speaker during Itzik's absence, which begins on Tuesday.

Under Israeli law, the Knesset speaker becomes acting president, if the incumbent is absent.

Another example of Israel's diversity and successful integration of minorities.

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