Monday, December 8, 2014

Israel’s ethnic cleansing manifesto

Ethnic cleansing
Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s foreign minister and head of the Yisrael Beitenu party, published on 28 November a new manifesto outlining his party’s outlook for Israel.
The platform, entitled “Swimming against the stream” and posted on Lieberman’s Facebook page, demanded that Israeli Arabs who identify themselves as Palestinians “forfeit their Israeli citizenship and move and become citizens of the future Palestinian state”.

“It was Israel that came to us, we did not go to Israel”

It is worth noting that the labels “Israeli Arabs” and “Arabs”, when used to refer to Israel’s Palestinian population, were invented by the Zionists to avoid identifying those who remained in their homes – when Israel was forced upon them – as Palestinians. To their chagrin, however, Palestinians keep reminding Zionists that “it was Israel that came to us, we did not go to Israel”.
The Israeli foreign minister further suggested that Israel should create “a system of economic incentives” to entice Palestinians to leave their homes and towns that existed before Israel itself was created.