Lieberman and the Soviet way

November 24, 2016 23:02

A good riposte from Shlomo Gazit, a former head of Israel's military intelligence (an oxymoron?), to the Soviet educated foreign minister Yvet Lieberman, who believes any one against him is a terrorist, or someone who aids terrorists.

Yesterday something shocking happened. A respectable minister in the Israeli government, the foreign minister, the man who heads the Yisrael Beitenu party, called the organization of whose public council I am a member, Yesh Din, a terrorist organization - 69 years after the British Mandatory government defined me as a terrorist.

At the time I considered the epithet attached to me by the Mandatory government a badge of honor. Today I see the same title, which this time was attached to me by Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, as a new badge of honor. I believe that the activity of Yesh Din deserves a medal. I see our activity as a crucial attempt to save the State of Israel from becoming an apartheid regime.

The foreign minister should have been the first to understand that. Doesn't he understand that a person who condemns the activity of Yesh Din is in effect announcing a deliberate intention to maintain a miscarriage of justice, a deliberate intention to maintain separate systems of law and justice for Jews and Arabs? Under these circumstances, Mr. Lieberman, I'm proud to be called a "terrorist" by you.

It's a shame that Israel doesn't deal properly with real Jewish terrorists, those of the settler Price Tag movement who vandalise mosques, tear down olive trees and in some cases open fire on Palestinians. But then, they are only doing what the Israeli government allows them to do so why would the Netanyahu-Lieberman government do anything against them?

November 24, 2016 23:02

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