Far-Right Israeli FM Lieberman: Offer Israeli Arabs Money to Move to [Non-Existent] Palestinian State

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“Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman proposed on Friday that Arab citizens of Israel be offered financial incentives to leave the country and relocate to a future Palestinian state. Lieberman, whose ultra-nationalist party is a core part of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition, has previously spoken about redrawing borders but not about using sweeteners to encourage Arabs to uproot to a Palestinian state {NB: Lieberman opposes the establishment of a Palestinian state”}. Lieberman, one of the most strident voices in favor of the separation of Jews and Arabs, said Palestinians living in Jaffa and Acre, two mixed cities on the Mediterranean coast far from the West Bank, should be encouraged to move if they want.”

For more see: Reuters

Wotchit: “Offer Israeli Arabs Money to Move to Palestinian State: Lieberman”

10 Responses

    • Now there you go again, talking reality. You know that these particular fanatics think they came from …?

  1. Your duplicity is all too obvious, Mr Lieberman.

    Cart before the horse

    A secure functioning state FIRST, then you might get some takers.

  2. This is the government that the USA supports to the hilt. Two apartheid states working together to exterminate Palestinians. Mr Lieberman, what are you so afraid of behind the barbed wire of your apartheid wall?

  3. Avigdor Lieberman’s position is disturbingly close to that of Kach Party founder Meir Kahane, who proposed deporting Palestinians from “the Land of Israel” with compensation in the 1980s.

    Lieberman was a card-carrying member of the Kach Party, which held one seat in the Eleventh Knesset in 1984-88 before the Israeli Supreme Court upheld its decertification on grounds of promotion of racist policies and barred it from the 1988 Knesset elections. It was estimated that the Kach Party would have gotten 3 or 4 seats in the 1988 Knesset election but for decertification.

    Rabbi Kahane, a New York resident, denounced his U.S. citizenship in 1988 and was reviled by mainstream Jewry in the U.S. and Israel – Mayor Ed Koch labeled him “scum”.

    Today, Kahane is revered by the settler movement in Israel and his posters are displayed throughout Jerusalem; the Kahane Youth movement today has seen exponential increases in membership and some of its members have been accused of anti-Arab hate crimes within Israel.

    It is stunning that almost 25 years following Kahane’s death that one of his former followers holds an influential cabinet seat and publicly espouses similar views.

  4. I find it ironic that Israel can not afford to sustain their military nor provide basic social services to non-settlers, yet somehow, it is going to come up with the money to convince Arabs to give up their homeland and move someplace they are not wanted. I can see the big IOU that Israel will try to give to the US to finance this little venture and also how few people will accept the “offer” (actually threat).

    My guess is Israelis are going to try every delusional fantasy they can come up with and fail miserably every time, before they finally hit the last brick wall and realize they can’t have all the land and water and have to treat their neighbors better than they treat Jews.

    Unfortunately if they wait too long to try to get along with their neighbors, the Arabs will simply forcibly take back their land and water, driving all the Jews out of the mid east for another several thousand years.

    And before anyone pops up and says how the IDF can never be defeated, I would like to ask a simple question . . . over the last 10000 years how many armies have avoided complete, humiliating defeat? Hint: the number is zero. The IDF can and will be defeated if Israel does not figure out a way to get along with their neighbors.

  5. I can hear the voice of Marlon Brando: I’ll make them an offer they can’t refuse.

    A thug in a suit is still a thug, and Lieberman is a thug.

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