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Beyond the ballot box: how Israel’s “Arab voters” are second-class citizens

On Monday, newly re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed regretfor his now notorious remarks on polling day last week, when he warned that Israel’s Palestinian citizens were coming out to vote “in droves.” 1,179 more words

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Suddenly, People

When the German Jew got off the plane or the ship that brought him to the Land of Israel, they told him he was one of the People, and threw him right away into the melting pot. 609 more words

Politics

Una firme decisión de la población judía israelí / A strong decision of the Israeli Jewish

El mensaje está claro: Una firme mayoría de la población judía israelí no acepta la agenda o las políticas de la Izquierda, y en particular la creación de un independiente estado palestino. 146 more words

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Final Phase 2 Results (Israel's Electoral College): Netanyahu 67, Herzog 29, Neither 24

President Rivlin conducted “Day 2″ of his consultations with the remaining delegations. Kulanu and Yisrael Beitenu nominated Netanyahu. Yesh Atid did not nominate anyone. Meretz chose to nominate Herzog. 228 more words

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Lieberman, Israel Foreign Minister, repeats the calls for beheading Palestinians disloyal to Israel.

Lieberman, the foreign minister of Israel and a candidate opposed to Netanyahu for the  Knesset election, is using fear and channelling hate to gain more followers and votes. 274 more words

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“Those who are with us deserve everything, but those who are against us deserve to have their heads chopped off with an axe."

These words were spoken by Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman two weeks ago in the run-up to Israel's elections. He was speaking about the country's indigenous Palestinian minority, a group which faces discrimination in just about every sector of society. Lieberman has a history of openly advocating that they be forcibly relocated to the West Bank and Gaza to join other Palestinian refugees, and he's called for the execution of anyone supporting Hamas. It's interesting to note that Lieberman is in no way native to the region he calls home. He immigrated to historic Palestine from Russia in 1978, yet he calls for the removal of people whose roots go back hundreds if not thousands of years.

Lieberman's latest call for the beheading of Palestinians in Israel (aka "Israeli Arabs") who do not show sufficient loyalty to the state should be read as an act of incitement to violence. Numerous threats have been made on the lives of Arabs living in Israel, as evidenced by a photograph purportedly showing an Israeli pretending to behead the sole female Palestinian representative in the Israeli Knesset, Haneen Zoabi:

[caption id="attachment_3399" align="aligncenter" width="324"]Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman recently called for the beheading of Palestinian residents of Israel who do not show loyalty to the state, inciting the person pictured here to stage a mock-execution of Knesset member Haneen Zoabi. Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman recently called for the beheading of Palestinian residents of Israel who do not show loyalty to the state, inciting the person pictured here to stage a mock-execution of Knesset member Haneen Zoabi.[/caption]

Following Day 1 of Phase 2: Netanyahu 51, Herzog 24, Neither 13

It is unprecedented, but President Rivlin received special permission from the Central Elections Committee Chairman to begin consultations with the delegations of the ten lists elected to Knesset prior to official results. 258 more words

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Netanyahu's Victory and Obama's Response

Michael Curtis,  American Thinker

A saying attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt is that small minds discuss people, average minds discuss events, and great minds discuss ideas. 1,249 more words

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