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Nationalist Rising Fast In Israeli Politics
ABC News ^ | March 12, 2009 | By STEVEN GUTKIN Associated Press Writer

Posted on 03/13/2009 4:04:26 AM PDT by Fennie

JERUSALEM - An Israeli politician who based his election campaign on baiting the country's Arab minority, drawing accusations that he is racist demagogue, now seems likely to become the Jewish state's top diplomat.

U.S., European and moderate Arab officials have maintained public silence on the issue of Avigdor Lieberman's ascent, but privately acknowledge serious concern.

An emerging coalition deal expected to be wrapped up in the coming days would anoint Lieberman foreign minister at a time when Israel's international image is suffering from its bloody war in Gaza and last month's election of a hawkish government likely to be at odds with would-be Mideast peacemakers.

Lieberman, a 50-year-old immigrant from the former Soviet Union, has said Palestinian prisoners should be drowned in the Dead Sea, that Israeli-Arab lawmakers who meet Palestinian militants should be executed and that the president of Egypt could "go to hell."

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: avigdorlieberman; congress; democrats; geopolitics; islam; israel; jihad; obama; wot

1 posted on 03/13/2009 4:04:26 AM PDT by Fennie
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To: Fennie
No slant here. Please move along.

Is even possible for me to hate the MSM any more than I do now?

2 posted on 03/13/2009 4:09:44 AM PDT by lawnguy (The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil-Cicero)
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To: Fennie

Israel needs someone at this time in history that will in fact push back. I see Arab and Socialists as the most vociferous of the complainants against Israel, and their noise as World opinion.

Screw World opinion when it’s directed by the enemies of Sovereignty.


3 posted on 03/13/2009 4:19:47 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, Call 'em what you will, they ALL have Fairies livin' in their Trees.)
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To: Fennie
Israel's international image is suffering from its bloody war in Gaza

In other news: Finland's international image is suffering from its bloody war against the Soviet Union.

4 posted on 03/13/2009 4:24:07 AM PDT by agere_contra (So ... where's the birth certificate?)
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To: Fennie
My golden rule concerning the MSM and politicians - If they hate him or her then I probably like him. He told the Egyptian Pres. to “go to hell”. Wonder what he says about Hussein 0bama?
5 posted on 03/13/2009 4:24:32 AM PDT by appleseed
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To: lawnguy
No slant here.
"Israel's international image is suffering..."

Nope, none at all, just the MSM trying to have a floater and not a sinker...

6 posted on 03/13/2009 4:29:02 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood (Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???)
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To: appleseed

Can’t be any worse than what I say about the “magic negro”.


7 posted on 03/13/2009 4:30:11 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Fennie
[”. . .a substantial portion of Y chromosomes of Jews (70%) and Palestinian Muslim Arabs (50%) belong to the same chromosome pool. An additional 30% of the Muslim Arab chromosomes belong to a very closely related lineage... [because] part - or perhaps the majority - of Muslim Arabs in the Land of Israel descended from local inhabitants, mainly Christians and Jews, who had converted after the Islamic conquest of the 7th century A.D.”]

Jewish Genetics: Abstracts and Summaries
http://www.khazaria.com/genetics/abstracts-jews.html

I don't think Lieberman is preaching racism. He is talking about self-preservation. Political Correctness is irrelevant to a nation that has been under fire every day for more than 60 years.

8 posted on 03/13/2009 4:54:52 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
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To: Brad from Tennessee
No idea what the chromosome thing is about.

I don't think Lieberman is preaching racism. He is talking about self-preservation. Political Correctness is irrelevant to a nation that has been under fire every day for more than 60 years.

Now that is something that makes sense to me and I couldn't agree more.

9 posted on 03/13/2009 5:08:17 AM PDT by appleseed
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
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There's nothing racist about expecting a citizen to demonstrate loyalty to his country. Only in the most general, non-political terms, as is not supporting nor working toward the violent overthrow of the government and slaughter of 80% of the population.

10 posted on 03/13/2009 5:45:26 AM PDT by SJackson (a tax cut is non-targeted…no guarantee…they’re free to invest anywhere that they want, J Kerry)
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To: SJackson

The Western leftists and many Israeli Arabs are sick with the same malaise. They both, actively or passively, support forces that would remove their liberty and the rights they take for granted.

In the case of Israeli Arabs, hypocrisy is overwhelming. Same people vehemently oppose Avigdor Lieberman’s proposal of the population and territory exchange because they don’t want to be ruled (very understandably) by the PA or Hamas thugs AND support, demonstrate and agitate in favor of the Hamas and PA thugs. Only pathology of the Western media can let that malaise continue unexposed, and instead criticize Lieberman who is forcing the moment of truth.


11 posted on 03/13/2009 6:16:05 AM PDT by Tolik
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To: Tolik
Same people vehemently oppose Avigdor Lieberman’s proposal of the population and territory exchange because they don’t want to be ruled (very understandably) by the PA or Hamas thugs AND support, demonstrate and agitate in favor of the Hamas and PA thugs.

Nothing to prevent them from moving. That's what everyone will expect from Jews in the West Bank. Personally, I don't think the US should support any agreement requiring depopulation. If Jews in the West Bank want to stay there under palestinian rule, there were a few in Gaza, that should be permitted, and we should demand the government protect them and their rights. America shouldn't be advocating apartheid.

12 posted on 03/13/2009 7:00:04 AM PDT by SJackson (a tax cut is non-targeted…no guarantee…they’re free to invest anywhere that they want, J Kerry)
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To: Fennie; SJackson; ml/nj; ExTexasRedhead; Zionist Conspirator; Alouette; Tolik; PRePublic; ...
It's obvious that the purpose of this article is to undermine confidence in the Netanyahu regime in Israel even before it is officially sworn into office.

The clues: It is written by AP, appears on the ABC web site, and closes by quoting Eric Yoffie (of all people) bashing Avigdor Lieberman in a vile fashion and attributing Yoffie's views to "many American Jews." Tellingly, there are no quotes from American Jews supporting Lieberman. Not exactly "fair and balanced."

13 posted on 03/13/2009 2:07:48 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

Eric Yoffe can move there, then he get’s to vote. As can “many American Jews”. Till then, it’s appropriate to watch and display concern from a distance.


14 posted on 03/13/2009 3:21:38 PM PDT by SJackson (Barack Obama went to Harvard and became an educated fool. Rep. Bobby Rush)
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To: Fennie

The ‘US Lobby’ is trying to control Israeli policy.


15 posted on 03/13/2009 3:42:47 PM PDT by dervish (The trouble with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money. Thatcher)
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To: Fennie

ABC considers Nationalism a bad thing. I consider it the only attitude one should have toward their country. Otherwisw get out.


16 posted on 03/13/2009 3:48:47 PM PDT by dervish (The trouble with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money. Thatcher)
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To: justiceseeker93; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ..
Thanks justiceseeker93. Well put.
U.S., European and moderate Arab officials
...there are no "moderate Arab officials".
17 posted on 03/13/2009 6:39:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: SJackson
The problem I have with the article concerns the selection of Yoffie as the only American Jew to be quoted about Lieberman, as if just about all Jews in the US share his (harsh) opinion. It's SOP for the leftist MSM, especially, the Jewish Left MSM.
18 posted on 03/13/2009 7:15:19 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Fennie

Here’s a way to count Israeli votes. Each ONE, to put a minister into government, requires 28,000 people. Lieberman’s party got 15 (or 16) seats. So, it’s 28,000 times 15. A little under half a million voters, in Israel, specifically voted for Lieberman’s party. And, he heads the list. Netanyahu has to offer him a “goodie.”

And, I love the idea that he will be foreign minister! Heck, he speaks russian. And, the russians are running wild. He will be far better, here, than Hillary clinton. Whose russian gift was a button that said “over-charge.”


19 posted on 03/14/2009 9:57:51 AM PDT by hihoherman
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