Probably wont be too long before Western parliaments start having this problem: Taleb Abu Arar, the new Bedouin Knesset Member from the Raam-Taal party, is facing an unusual dilemma, according to this mornings Maariv: which of his two wives to bring to the ceremonial plenum next week, when he swears allegiance to the Knesset and the state.
The new MK is married to one wife who is 8 years his senior and has given him "almost ten children (goes the official bio). His younger wife, who is 22, has already given Taleb one child, and lives in her own house in Arara. The young couple spent their honey moon in Cairo.
Abu Arars two wives have been a well known secret among the Arab MKs. A source inside his party told Maariv that Abu Arar is not violating the state anti-bigamy laws because the younger woman is officially only his mistress. (continue reading...)