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Profile: Marzouq Al-Ghanem, Kuwait’s parliamentary performer-in-chief

National Assembly speaker Marzouq Ali Mohammad Al-Ghanem reminded the region of his reputation for anti-Israeli rhetoric in early February, when he dramatically threw a copy of President Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ in a bin during a meeting of the Arab Parliamentary Union in Jordan, declaring as he did so that the deal “was born dead” and “should be thrown in the dustbin of history”. It is not the first time Al-Ghanem has made controversial comments involving israel that have made international headlines.

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