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By Orit Arfa 

Meet Ashraf Jabari: The Palestinian populist 

 

February 12, 2021

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Ashraf Jabari attends the Moreshet Conference of the "Besheva" group, on Feb. 12, 2017.

(JNS) - With a mask resting below his mouth, which just took in its third or fourth cigarette of the last hour, Palestinian reformer and businessman Asharf Jabari said he hasn't received the COVID vaccine yet. And that's not because he's not interested in it or because Israel hasn't provided any supply to the Palestinian Authority, as some news outlets are wont to report.

"They [the Palestinian Authority] want it, but they're waiting for the vaccine from Russia," Jabari said in Hebrew, just one of the "truth-bombs" that the 47-year-old dropped along with his cigarette ash during an intervie...



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