Where are they now? / Sky’s the limit for Arab MK-turned-pilot
The 53 members of Knesset who are out of a job might look up, way up to Tawfik Khatib for inspiration. After leaving parliament, the former MK from the United Arab List found a new vocation: flying.
Tawfik Khatib smiles as he climbs into the cockpit of a small Cessna, oblivious to the whirr of nearby helicopters and roar of plane engines around him. These days, Khatib, 58, prefers the hum of this small airport near Herzliya to the shouts and insults that were the soundtrack of his previous work milieu – the Knesset