Ahmed Tibi must have thought that he was going to have an easy time of it.
After all, Arafat embarrassed Shimon Peres all the time on TV, and poor Shimon never knew what to answer when put on the spot.
So when Ahmed Tibi publicly called Israel an Apartheid state at a conference right after Tzipi Livni spoke, he probably figured he'd get away with it too (I would have thought so also).
From the stage, Livni said in response that, "The fact is that you are an MK in Israel, and represent 20 percent of the public, and can say whatever you please. This is the proof that Israel is a democratic state."
Who knew she had it in her. She surprised us all.
Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael טובה הארץ מאד מאד