Israel’s Lieberman Calls for Tougher Stance on Israeli Arabs

Known Zionist racist Avigdor Lieberman calls for a “tougher stance” on Israeli Arabs. Now what would that be, population transfer?

Israel’s Lieberman Calls for Tougher Stance on Israeli Arabs
By IRA STOLL
Staff Reporter of the Sun
December 13, 2006

The deputy prime minister of Israel, Avigdor Lieberman, is calling for a tougher stance toward Israeli Arabs.

Mr. Lieberman outlined his views at a luncheon session in New York yesterday organized by the Middle East Forum, and afterward in an interview with The New York Sun and other journalists.

“The conflict includes not only the Arabs in Judea, Samaria, and the Gaza Strip, but Israeli Arabs also,” Mr. Lieberman said. “The linkage between the Palestinian Authority and the Israeli Arab population — it will destroy us, it is impossible. What is the logic of creating one and a half country for one people and a half country for the Jewish people?”

Mr. Lieberman spoke of requiring Israelis to sign a commitment to loyalty to the Israeli flag and to its national anthem, and of requiring service in the army or alternative national service. Citizens who refuse to sign the declaration, he said, could continue as permanent residents of Israel, working, studying, and receiving health care benefits, but they could not vote in national elections or be elected to national office.

“It’s not racism,” Mr. Lieberman said. “The test is loyalty, not their religion.” He said he would also deny Israeli citizenship to extreme anti-Zionist Orthodox Jewish groups, such as the Neturei Karta, which sent representatives to this week’s Holocaust denial conference in Tehran.

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