MK Ghattas, who harshly attacked Peres, invited the former president to conference 6 years ago

After MK Basel Ghattas bashed Shimon Peres by calling him a tyrant and dictator, it was discovered that the Arab MK invited Peres to a conference he led 6 years ago. However, Peres, who was then the President of Israel, declined to attend.
MK Basel Ghattas Photo Credit: Facebook/Channel 2 News

Two days after MK Basel Ghattas (Joint Arab List) harshly lashed out at Israel’s 9th President Shimon Peres, who is fighting for his life at Tel HaShomer Hospital after suffering a serious stroke, it was discovered that the MK was actually interested in having the man who he called a tyrant and dictator attend an economic conference he held a few years ago. Israel’s Reshet Bet discovered the interesting contradiction and reported it this morning (Friday).

According to the report, Ghattas invited Peres to the economic conference that he held in Nazareth in 2010. At the time, Ghattas was the publisher of an economic magazine in Arabic. However, Peres, who was then the President of Israel, chose not to attend the conference to which Israeli and Palestinian businessmen were invited in order to discuss mutual investments.

Ghattas was criticized after Reshet Bet reported the information it discovered this morning because the Arab MK just recently bashed Peres who is currently hospitalized in critical condition. While Ghattas is an outspoken supporter of the boycott against Israel, he actually tried to develop the connections between Israel and the Palestinians six years ago.

In response to Reshet Bet’s report, Ghattas said that there is no contradiction between social and economic activities in the professional sector for the sake of the rights of the Arab minority in Israel and his political and fundamental positions in regards to everything concerning “the leaders of the Zionist enterprise” and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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