Israeli Foreign Minister Wants Arab Citizens Beheaded
by Stephen Lendman
Anyone doubting racist lunatics run Israel take note of what ultranationalist/fascist/defrocked for criminality/reinstated Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman proposes.
He wants anyone he considers disloyal to Israel as a Jewish state beheaded. Recall GW Bush’s polarizing September 20, 2001 statement to a joint congressional session about “either (being) with us or against us.”
Ahead of next week’s Israeli elections, Lieberman addressed the Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center, saying:
“Whoever is with us should get everything. Whoever is against us, there’s noting else to do. We have to life up an axe and remove his head. Otherwise, we won’t survive here.”
He’s one of many radicalized racists running Israel – fear/hate/war-mongering lunatics in charge. Lieberman is one of the worst.
He’s like Netanyahu. They exceed Sharonian evil. They mock legitimate governance. They’re unindicted war criminals. They belong in prison, not high office.
Lieberman wants all Israeli Arab citizens to declare loyalty to a “Jewish, Zionist, democratic state” – including its emblems and cultural values in place of their own heritage and traditions.
He wants them performing mandatory military service or its equivalent as a condition for obtaining a national identity card signifying citizenship.
He wants them transferred from Israeli to a meaningless rump Palestinian state consisting of isolated bantustans on worthless scrubland.
He actively promotes Arab hatred, violence and bloodshed. Professor Zeev Sternhell once called him “perhaps the most dangerous politician in the history of state of Israel.”
Other critics call him a hate-monger, virulent racist abomination. An unnamed Meretz party member said earlier “(i)f you liked Mussolini, if you miss Stalin, you’ll love Lieberman.”
Earlier he served as deputy prime minister – a heartbeat from the top job. With him in charge, Palestinians and Arab citizens won’t know from day to day if they’d live or die.
Lieberman is over-the-top on all issues mattering most. He calls peace with Palestinians “unattainable – not now or for the next generation.”
He proposes no concessions, no settlement construction freeze or moratorium. He believes all privately owned Palestinian land Israel wants is its right to take.
He says anyone “rais(ing) the black flag on Nakba Day in mourning over the establishment of Israel (doesn’t) belong here as far I am concerned.”
“I am quite willing to donate them to PA chief Mahmood Abbas. It would be my pleasure.” In response to an Israeli-Arab student’s question about her fate under conditions he proposes, he said:
“I have no problem with your being a citizen. I expect all Arabs, Christians and Jews to be loyal to the state, regardless of religious affiliation, and to serve in the IDF.”
He explained his notion of ethnically cleansing Arab citizens. Dispossess them. Expel them to worthless West Bank land. Deprive them of all rights.
“There is no reason for Umm el-Fahm (an Arab-populated city) to be part of Israel,” he claims.
The Jerusalem Post reported former Israeli diplomats denouncing Lieberman’s comments – including former ambassador to South Africa/foreign minister director-general Alon Liel, and former ambassador to France Daniel Shek, saying:
“Israel’s number-one diplomat is waving an axe over the heads of citizens of the country that he represents, and in the same breath, he preaches to the whole world about fighting anti-Semitism.”
Arab MK Ahmed Tibi called Lieberman the “Jewish Islamic State.” The Joint List comprised of several Arab parties and an Arab/Jewish one intend “remov(ing) racists’ and fascists’ heads only through democratic means,” he explained.
By “bringing as many (Knesset) seats as possible an active participation in the election. The stronger we are, the weaker Jewish IS will be.”
Lieberman and likeminded extremist Israeli lunatics threaten regional peace. As long as they hold positions of power, they’ll be none.
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