The controversial former Israeli legislator Azmi Bishara who fled his homeland over a decade ago, is now among the key diplomatic players in the crisis that estranges Qatar from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf peers. (AFP/Khaled DESOUKI)
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A controversial Arab Israeli former legislator who fled his homeland over a decade ago, Azmi Bishara is now among the key diplomatic players in the crisis that estranges Qatar from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf peers.Once a Knesset black sheep over his pro-Palestinian stance, Bishara left Israel in 2007, accused of advising Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah, a charge he denied.A former Marxist and founder of Balad, an Arab Israeli political party, Bishara has since reinvented himself as an Arab public intellectual, close to Qatar's circles of power.Bishara is a major personality in Qatari media and has a Twitter following of more than 1.4 million.Bishara was a controversial figure long before his involvement into Qatari politics.
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